🦴 Tokenize Wikipedia

Goal: understand why & how


Wikipedia / wikimedia is a very difficult terrain. They don’t like innovation or open processes too much. It’s a tough problem. So many many things could be improved but Wikipedia seems stagnant because of a complex interplay of:

  • Jimmy Wales and his relationship to “celebrities”
  • wikimedia as a organisation is very centralised, which controls the funding
  • the contributors are distributed but have very little influence on organisation/structures

If you digg on the mountain of people with ideas to improve Wikipedia you’ll be surprised how much you will find and what the reasons for non inclusion were.

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Oh wow, that’s very insightful. Thanks!

It makes the problem more difficult, but also opens up new opportunities (how to avoid the capture here).

Some opportunities don’t require Wikipedia participation, merely not blocking.