Who Writes Wikipedia?

Aaron Swartz challenges Wikipedia’s co-founder who claims that the user-submitted site is actually the creation of a small community. They both agree that 2% of Wikipedia users (about 1400 people) have done 73.4% of all the edits on the site. But Aaron Swartz’s analysis shows that the actual useful information and expertise comes from a huge group of experts who rarely contribute. In a nutshell: A small, active community organizes and obsessively edits wikipedia BUT a random group of experts provide most of the real content.

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