Empowerment Through Education
Jimmy Wales Keynotes - Keynotes by Jimmy Wales tend to center around Wikipedia. Wales attended Auburn University as an...
Jimmy Wales defines Wikipedia as not a textbook, but as something used in conjunction with a textbook, to get a quick introduction to a topic before delving in fully. Wales also denotes that Wikipedia is not a social network, and outlines the unique engagement of young people in the overall project.
Wikipedia functions on a model of large community, with 100,000 contributors in approximately 200 languages worldwide. Wikipedia (at the time of this keynote) has 50 employees, none of whom are directly related to the content, with even the design and article of the day chosen by the community.