Volunteers Log Off As Wikipedia Ages
Interesting write-up on today’s Wall Street Journal about the growth problems at Wikipedia – specifically, the sharp decline in editors and governance, among other issues. Data showed that the latest monthly decrease in editors was -20,000 and raised questions about the ability to keep up Wikipedia.
On a slightly related note, Wikimedia Foundation recently released their plans to increase the editor count and better position Wikipedia through their Project Bookshelf. Appropriately, the details are embedded in a wiki entitled Project Bookshelf. Details on this site include the target messaging and target audiences (journalists and corporate communications are the notable target audiences).