Why Wikipedians are the Weirdest People on the Internet by Steven Walling
Ignite Portland 8
Why Wikipedians are the Weirdest People on the Internet
Wikipedians. They're the people who actually write that free online encyclopedia you use every day. But who are they?
Wikipedia isn't written by the staff of a company or paid experts. It's written by thousands of unpaid volunteers.
Though anyone and everyone can make an edit to the site, there's an elite (read: obsessed) cadre of people who regularly give up their free time to write an encyclopedia. If you thought 4chan was weird, wait till you meet the Wikipedians.