Encyclopedias for the people

In the ten years of its existence, Wikipedia has posted more than 3.5 million articles in English, but a recent New York Times article pointed out that barely 13 percent of its hundreds of thousands of contributors are women. The executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation has set a goal to raise the share of female contributors to 25 percent by 2015, but in the meanwhile traditionally female-oriented subjects (like friendship bracelets) will probably continue to get short shrift, while traditionally male-oriented subjects (like baseball cards) will feature more useless facts than one can shake a stick at.
Posted by: Julianka


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