Beyond The Encyclopedia – Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales #SXSW Interview w/ Cenk Uygur


Beyond The Encyclopedia – Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales #SXSW Interview w/ Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, interviews Jimmy Wales at 2016’s South by Southwest conference. Jimmy Wales is the founder of an obscure little website called Wikipedia that serves more than half a billion users a month.

In this #SXSW interview with The Young Turks? Cenk Uygur, Jimmy and Cenk cover a range of topics, including:
– How much Jimmy enjoyed encyclopedias as a child.
– How Jimmy feels about the death of the book form of the Britannica and World Book Encyclopedias.
– Old media versus new media, particularly newspapers.
– Wikipedia’s business model.
– What are the greatest challenges to running Wikipedia, keeping it going, handling conflicts?
– What is Wikia about?
– How many people edit on Wikipedia.
– Money in politics, and his support of Larry Lessig.
– Why people call him a Libertarian and what he thinks of that label and Libertarianism.
– The 2016 primary election, the Democratic and Republican candidates.
– Donald Trump, and how he’s running his campaign.
– Atheism and his opinion of religion’s impact on the world.

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