Wikipedia founder still waiting for real online collaboration

The co-founder of online collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia says the internet is only in its infancy, and greater collaborative media projects are still to come.

Jimmy Wales said at an awards ceremony in London: “We’re really just at the beginning, still, of collaborative efforts.

“In video right now, we’re still back in many ways in the web 1.0 era. If you look at almost everything on YouTube, it’s individuals doing videos, either funny cat videos, or drunk girl videos seem to be quite popular there. What we haven’t seen yet in video is large-scale collaborative projects.

“I think we’ve still got a long way to go.”

Wales’ Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the internet, which hosts information in an encyclopedia like format and relies on a community of users for content.

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