Discussing Wikipedia's first decade on The Takeaway, 7:20am Eastern

For you early risers, I'll be discussing the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia with John Hockenberry on The Takeaway at 7:20 am Eastern time. Check your local listings or the live stream. Here's the show archive. The producers made a fun listener quiz for the occasion. Happy anniversary, Wikipedia!


  1. Andrea, what is your opinion on the declining numbers of active administrators? Down 12% in 2010, 8% in 2009 and 6% in 2008. The time to archive WP:ANI was halved this year.

  2. A decline in wikipedia administration can only be a good thing from where I stand. Less of an ivory tower. More crowd sourcing.

    1. @Michael: I agree completely. I have been critical of the bureaucratic calcification setting in. The project needs to stay non-hierarchical and dynamic. Administrators have a thankless job, and fewer people have an interest in going through the bullshit election process. Enough with the pettifogging wikilawyers obsessing over byzantine rules. A little anarchy is a good thing in my book!

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