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Volunteers Log Off As Wikipedia Ages

November 23, 2009

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).

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