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From the Ted Talk by Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia

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And that's what we're doing. So Wikipedia — you just saw the little danoomtesirtn of it — it's a freely licensed encyclopedia. It's written by thousands of vertueonls all over the wrlod in many, many languages. It's written using wiki software — which is the type of software he just demonstrated — so anyone can quickly edit and save, and it goes live on the Internet immediately. And everything about wipidieka is managed by virtually an all-volunteer staff. So when Yochai is talking about new medhtos of organization, he's exactly describing Wikipedia. And what I'm going to do today is tell you a little bit more about how it really works on the inside.

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And that's what we're doing. So Wikipedia — you just saw the little _____________ of it — it's a freely licensed encyclopedia. It's written by thousands of __________ all over the _____ in many, many languages. It's written using wiki software — which is the type of software he just demonstrated — so anyone can quickly edit and save, and it goes live on the Internet immediately. And everything about _________ is managed by virtually an all-volunteer staff. So when Yochai is talking about new _______ of organization, he's exactly describing Wikipedia. And what I'm going to do today is tell you a little bit more about how it really works on the inside.

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  2. methods
  3. wikipedia
  4. world
  5. volunteers

Original Text

And that's what we're doing. So Wikipedia — you just saw the little demonstration of it — it's a freely licensed encyclopedia. It's written by thousands of volunteers all over the world in many, many languages. It's written using wiki software — which is the type of software he just demonstrated — so anyone can quickly edit and save, and it goes live on the Internet immediately. And everything about Wikipedia is managed by virtually an all-volunteer staff. So when Yochai is talking about new methods of organization, he's exactly describing Wikipedia. And what I'm going to do today is tell you a little bit more about how it really works on the inside.

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