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SXSW2006: Jimmy Wales, Uber Wikipedian

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 24th, 2006

While in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive, Irina corners Jimmy Wales, a man hated by ivory tower encyclopedians everywhere for his Wikipedia. Jimmy tells us about the brutal Danzig/Gdansk edit wars, Wikipedians from the shire, David Hasselhoff, Alabama and grits. Episode links: jimmy wales, wikipedia, danzig/gdansk, shire, wikipedian1, wikipedian2, hasselhoff, nice people

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  • some german

    hasselhoff is not at all popular in germany!

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  • another german

    …but GETV seems to be quite popular in Germany!

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  • LECO

    David Hasselhoff definitely IS popular in Germany: 1. Knight Rider 2. “Looking For Freedom” (which was a no. 1 hit in Germany – it was 17 (seventeen) weeks in the German charts).


  • Steffen

    You might have unleashed David Hasslehoff in Germany – but we stroke back with the Crazy Frog.. *G*


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  • eia

    It should be über-wikipedian! Where is the edit-button of this stupid site! aaaahrg 😉

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  • Irina

    eia — one day, you’ll be able to correct me right in the video!

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