The Inner Workings of Wikipedia

Jan 24, 2017

Fifteen years ago, the idea of a free, digital encyclopedia, compiled and edited almost entirely by volunteers, and available at no cost to everyone, seemed like an idealistic fantasy. Today, Wikipedia offers millions of articles in hundreds of languages, and continues to grow every day. And it is easier than you might think to contribute to that growth.

Broughton is also the author of this 2008 handbook for Wikipedia contributors.

Although tens of thousands of editors have added to Wikipedia, some are far more prolific than others. By his own reckoning, Winsdor’s John Broughton is among the more active contributors.

And the most useful additions, Broughton says, are those that add to the veracity of the information in a given article.