Fundraising 2012/Translation/Impact Of Wikipedia Video (subtitles)/km
00:00:00.000,00:00:05.000 Wikipedia is non-profit, but it's the #5 website in the world. All of the articles on Wikipedia are written by volunteers.
00:00:06.000,00:00:11.500 We would like to introduce you to a few of them...
00:00:14.100,00:00:16.000 I’m coming from India
00:00:16.001,00:00:17.000 I’m from Byram, New Jersey
00:00:17.100,00:00:18.000 I live in Birmingham, England
00:00:18.100,00:00:22.050 Chicago, Illinois -- La Paz, Bolivia -- Nairobi, Kenya
00:00:22.051,00:00:24.000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Milan in Italy -- South Africa
00:00:24.100,00:00:26.100 Poland -- Japan -- Armenia
00:00:26.200,00:00:28.000 Brazil -- Russia -- Botswana
00:00:28.001,00:00:30.500 Israel -- Uzbekistan -- Hong Kong
00:00:30.501,00:00:31.000 Istanbul -- Mexico
00:00:31.001,00:00:32.000 Chattanooga, Tennessee
00:00:33.000,00:00:38.000 At the beginning of my joining to Wikipedia in 2008, I started many articles.
00:00:38.100,00:00:44.000 One of them, I think it was about a lady called Mariam Nour.
00:00:44.100,00:00:48.000 We didn’t have an article about it, so -- and this was my first article.
00:00:48.100,00:00:52.500 So I forget about it! Maybe two or three years later,
00:00:52.600,00:00:57.000 I passed by this article. I was shocked.
00:00:57.100,00:01:02.000 More than 100,000 people read this article.
00:01:02.100,00:01:08.000 They used it, so they got their information from this article. They passed by this article,
00:01:08.100,00:01:15.000 so you feel like you affected and influenced more than 100,000 people.
00:01:15.500,00:01:19.000 I was just so terrified when I pushed the 'edit' button for the first time.
00:01:19.100,00:01:24.000 I thought, “Oh my god, I’m going to ruin everything! That can’t work! I can’t do it!”
00:01:24.100,00:01:29.000 Wikipedia is an 'open source' -- where everyone can throw in his or her idea
00:01:29.100,00:01:34.000 and then somebody else comes in and polishes on that idea to make it superb.
00:01:34.100,00:01:40.500 There are thousands of people working every day, every hour, every minute on Wikipedia to improve it.
00:01:40.501,00:01:44.000 A lot of it is the volunteerism. This is a unique way to volunteer.
00:01:44.100,00:01:49.000 It brings together both professionals and amateurs who have a love for a particular topic.
00:01:49.100,00:01:54.000 The people who had different opinions in the beginning start to collaborate.
00:01:54.001,00:01:58.500 A lot of what you would assume a large Internet corporation would handle
00:01:58.501,00:02:01.000 is handled by volunteers like me.
00:02:01.100,00:02:05.000 You just can’t say, “Okay, I’m right, you’re wrong, this is my version of the article!”
00:02:05.100,00:02:07.000 If there’s an issue of bias,
00:02:07.100,00:02:11.000 then somebody has probably flagged it and if not, now I can flag it too.
00:02:11.000,00:02:13.000 You’ve got hundreds and thousands of people seeing that
00:02:13.001,00:02:15.000 and correcting it.
00:02:15.001,00:02:16.400 And then I push the button and
00:02:16.401,00:02:19.600 Boom - The journey started and it was great.
00:02:19.601,00:02:21.000 First I started with 'Probability'.
00:02:21.001,00:02:24.000 The first article I started is 'Probability'.
00:02:24.001,00:02:26.000 One of my main articles I wrote on Wikipedia was
00:02:26.001,00:02:27.400 the article on stab wounds.
00:02:27.401,00:02:29.000 I write about fly fishing,
00:02:29.001,00:02:32.000 Montana history, National Park history, Yellowstone.
00:02:32.001,00:02:36.100 Underutilized crops. Chess players. Biodiversity.
00:02:36.101,00:02:39.100 Military history topics. Armenian history. Roman history.
00:02:39.101,00:02:42.100 Judges. Communication. Biographies. Football.
00:02:42.101,00:02:45.901 Ireland. Pennsylvania. Mostly photography.
00:02:45.901,00:02:47.600 Pink Floyd. Baking, because I love to bake.
00:02:47.601,00:02:50.200 Nuclear weapons and radioactivity,
00:02:50.201,00:02:52.000 and whitewater kayaking.
00:02:52,201,00:02:56.000 There’s all this information that’s out there that’s kind of scattered
00:02:56.001,00:02:59.000 and we’re putting it together in one place.
00:02:59.100,00:03:03.000 We are offering free knowledge for everyone,
00:03:03.101,00:03:07.000 in their own language so they can use it.
00:03:07.501,00:03:11.000 Everyone is benefited by this whether they are rich or poor.
00:03:11.001,00:03:16.000 For-profit companies have different motivations and different requirements.
00:03:16.500,00:03:22.000 From the Wikimedia Foundation, I don’t take a salary and I also don’t even take expenses.
00:03:22.001,00:03:25.500 I think it’s very important that I’m able to say quite clearly,
00:03:25.501,00:03:30.500 Look, when I’m asking you for money, I’m not asking you for money for myself --
00:03:30.501,00:03:36.000 I’m asking you for money for the Foundation which is the team who supports this amazing community that I’m a part of.
00:03:36.501,00:03:41.400 I think Wikipedia gave me this chance to really make a huge difference in the world.
00:03:41.401,00:03:48.000 It’s like an investment for your future, for your children’s future.
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