14 January 2011

Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia "too tough" for many

Wikipedia's founder tells the BBC that the online encyclopaedia must become easier to edit, to bring in a new generation of contributors.

By Jonathan Fildes
Wikipedia is too complicated for many people to modify despite billing itself as "the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit", its founder has said.

Jimmy Wales told BBC News the site wants a new generation of contributors, including more women.

The online encyclopaedia, which is 10 years old on 15 January, is the world's fifth most popular site.

He said a lot of people were "afraid" to contribute to the site by the sometimes complicated code - known as Wiki mark-up - needed to format entries.

Go to BBC to read the original article.

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