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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

9 Responses to 'SXSW2006: Jimmy Wales, Uber Wikipedian'

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  1. some german said,

    on March 25th, 2006 at 4:31 am

    hasselhoff is not at all popular in germany!

  2. on March 26th, 2006 at 3:35 am

    […] For me, Irina Slutsky’s interviews are the best as they manage to mix a little factual information with what we really want to know, like what Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake’s favourite tag is, or Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’s favourite mistake. […]

  3. another german said,

    on March 27th, 2006 at 2:42 am

    …but GETV seems to be quite popular in Germany!

  4. on March 31st, 2006 at 1:26 am

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  5. LECO said,

    on March 31st, 2006 at 9:32 am

    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).


  6. Steffen said,

    on March 31st, 2006 at 10:42 am

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


  7. eia said,

    on May 1st, 2006 at 4:20 am

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

  8. Irina said,

    on June 12th, 2006 at 1:32 am

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

  9. on September 25th, 2007 at 6:26 am

    […] Entrevista (em vídeo!) com o criador da Wikipédia Jimmy Wales. […]