Wikipedia quotes

  • I do not go on my Wikipedia page. There's just too much weird information on there for me to pick apart.
    -- Amos Lee

    #Wikipedia #Goes On #Pages

  • Free services like Wikipedia I don't think benefit anyone - they don't benefit the professional because they're not paid.
    -- Andrew Keen

    #Thinking #Wikipedia #Benefits

  • Wikipedia was a big help for science, especially science communication, and it shows no sign of diminishing in importance.
    -- Aubrey de Grey

    #Communication #Wikipedia #Helping

  • People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it's right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.
    -- Ben Mezrich

    #People #Rumor #Wikipedia

  • Wait, Wikipedia isn't working? Why hasn't someone invented a paper version of it? A set of books organized alphabetically by topic?
    -- Ben Shapiro

    #Book #Waiting #Wikipedia

  • We have lived in this world where little things are done for love and big things for money. Now we have Wikipedia. Suddenly big things can be done for love.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Wikipedia #Done #World

  • Wikipedia [...] is the product not of collectivism but of unending argumentation.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Wikipedia #Unending #Collectivism

  • A Wikipedia article is a process, not a product.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Wikipedia #Process #Articles

  • I dont know how to add things to my own wikipedia page.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Wikipedia #Add #Pages

  • Wikipedia is a victory of process over substance.
    -- Ethan Zuckerman

    #Victory #Wikipedia #Substance

  • What defines Web 2.0 is the fact that the material on it is generated by the users (consumers) rather than the producers of the system. Thus, those who operate on Web 2.0 can be called prosumers because they simultaneously produce what they consume such as the interaction on Facebook and the entries on Wikipedia.
    -- George Ritzer

    #Wikipedia #Facts #Produce

  • The definition of marriage cannot be disputed. It's right there in black and white and it's been the same since the start of Wikipedia.
    -- Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    #Black And White #Wikipedia #Definitions

  • When I opened Wikipedia, it had three articles, yet it was called an encyclopedia.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Wikipedia #Three #Internet

  • Wikipedia is the #5 site on the Web and serves 450 million different people every month - with billions of page views.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Views #People #Wikipedia

  • I'm on it pretty much all the time. I edit Wikipedia every day, I'm on Facebook, I'm on Twitter, I'm reading the news. During one of the US elections, I actually went through my computer and I blocked myself from looking at the major newspaper sites and Google News because I wasn't getting any work done.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Reading #Google #Wikipedia

  • I don't really agree that most academics frown when they hear Wikipedia. Most academics I find quite passionate about the concept of Wikipedia and like it quite a bit. [...] The number of academics who really really don't like Wikipedia is really quite small and we find that they get reported on in the media far out of proportion to the amount they actually exist.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Media #Numbers #Wikipedia

  • Given enough time humans will screw up Wikipedia just as they have screwed up everything else, but so far it's not too bad.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Enough Time #Wikipedia #Screw Ups

  • Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Wikipedia #Profit #Non Profit

  • It turns out a lot of people don't get it. Wikipedia is like rock'n'roll; it's a cultural shift.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Rocks #People #Wikipedia

  • Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did. Communities can build amazing things, but you have to be part of that community and you can't abuse them. You have to be very respectful of what their needs are.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Community #Abuse #Wikipedia

  • I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Fun #Creating #Wikipedia

  • Frankly, and let me be blunt, Wikipedia as a readable product is not for us. It's for them. It's for that girl in Africa who can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around her, but only if she's empowered with the knowledge to do so.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Girl #People #Wikipedia

  • When you consider the magnitude of how many people use Wikipedia globally, there is a potential here for really creating some noise and getting some attention in the U.S.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Creating #People #Wikipedia

  • The core of Wikipedia is something people really believe in. That is too valuable for the world to screw it up.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #Believe #People #Wikipedia

  • I'm loath to use my personal life to promote what I do, but at the same time, I don't like a journalist going away with no more than you could get off Wikipedia, where most of it's invented anyway.
    -- Johnny Vegas

    #Going Away #Wikipedia #Use

  • I know Wikipedia is very cool. A lot of people do not think so, but of course they are wrong.
    -- Larry Sanger

    #Thinking #People #Wikipedia

  • Citizendium is based on the failings and unreliability of Wikipedia.
    -- Larry Sanger

    #Wikipedia #Unreliability #Failing

  • Wikipedia will be small, disreputable, and unimportant compared to CZ in a few more years. Uh, ;-)
    -- Larry Sanger

    #Years #Wikipedia #Unimportant

  • Wikipedia is so dangerous.
    -- Lois McMaster Bujold

    #Wikipedia #Dangerous

  • Does anything really matter? We all end up in the same place. All that's left is our Wikipedia entry.
    -- Lorde

    #Wikipedia #Doe #Matter

  • He found a set of encyclopedias—like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky.
    -- Michael Grant

    #Paper #Wikipedia #Found

  • Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast.
    -- Nicholson Baker

    #Facts #Wikipedia #Incredibles

  • Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism.
    -- Nicholson Baker

    #Wikipedia #Shrines #Altruism

  • I guess there should be somewhere on the Internet that feels like a source of sacred truth. But Wikipedia sure isn't it.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Sacred #Wikipedia #Internet

  • ...I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.
    -- Robin Sloan

    #Guilt #Wikipedia #Language

  • Wikipedia is the first place I go when I'm looking for knowledge... or when I want to create some.
    -- Stephen Colbert

    #Firsts #Wikipedia #Want

  • Wikipedia only works in practice. In theory, it's a total disaster.
    -- Sue Gardner

    #Practice #Wikipedia #Disaster

  • If it were a choice between putting ads on Wikipedia or shutting down Wikipedia, we would then very reluctantly consider putting ads on Wikipedia.
    -- Sue Gardner

    #Choices #Shutting Down #Wikipedia

  • Everybodys saying, be skeptical of Wikipedia. That is true. They should also be skeptical of everything. We should all be critical consumers of the media.
    -- Sue Gardner

    #Media #Wikipedia #Should

  • I love the Wikipedia link chain because it has led me into some strange articles. Wikipedia is one of my favorites.
    -- Veronica Roth

    #Links #Wikipedia #Strange

  • The proselytisers for man-made global warming have long exercised a tight stranglehold over the contents of Wikipedia.
    -- Christopher Booker

    #Men #Long #Wikipedia

  • There are other sources, but Wikipedia is a good start.
    -- Ru Freeman

    #Wikipedia #Source

  • Wikipedia gets a lot of things wrong.
    -- Scott Adsit


  • I do not need wireless access to Wikipedia. I would prefer to stir-fry my own small intestines than to have continual access to a site where the entry for Klingon is longer than the entry for Latin.
    -- Tara Brabazon

    #Latin #Wikipedia #Needs

  • Think of how Wikipedia works, how Amazon harnesses user annotation on its site, the way photo-sharing sites like Flickr are bleeding out into other applications. We're entering an era in which software learns from its users and all of the users are connected.
    -- Tim O'Reilly

    #Thinking #Wikipedia #Amazon

  • A lot of stuff in Wikipedia is not true, and that goes for a lot of people. I sometimes think, "How can that happen?" But Wikipedia is maintained by people, and everybody can add stuff to it.
    -- Roland Emmerich

    #Thinking #People #Wikipedia