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Jimbo Wales and the Law of Fives
« on: February 05, 2008, 03:13:14 pm »
Earlier this year, I was privileged to go “on tour” with Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales, the founder and public face of Wikipedia, as we crisscrossed the nation, talking to educators in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Everywhere we went, people asked the same question: why is Wikipedia such a success, while my wiki languishes? What do you need to achieve critical mass? The answer, Jimmy said, is five people. Five individuals dedicated to an altruistic sharing of collective intelligence should be enough to produce a flowering similar to Wikipedia. Jimbo has learned, through experience, that the “minor” language versions of Wikipedia (languages with less than 10 million native speakers), need at least five steady contributors to become self-sustaining. In the many wikis Jimbo oversees through his commercial arm, Wikia, he’s noted the same phenomenon time and again. Five people mark the tipping point between a hobby and a nascent hyperintelligence.

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Re: Jimbo Wales and the Law of Fives
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 03:16:10 pm »
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Re: Jimbo Wales and the Law of Fives
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 03:29:39 pm »
So Prometheus gave us fire and Eris gave us Wikipedia?

Makes total sense to me.
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Re: Jimbo Wales and the Law of Fives
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 01:35:12 am »
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Re: Jimbo Wales and the Law of Fives
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 01:59:32 am »
Enrico Salazar gave me the clap.