The Wikipedians

By Deane Barker on February 28, 2006

Inside the world of Wikipedians, there’s drama, politics and love: Interesting article about the core group of people who sit around and maintain Wikipedia all day long.

Rather than get a job after graduating from University of Toronto in 2004, Pulsifer lives with his parents, does temp work and spends about 40 hours a week tweaking Wikipedia. With a minimum of 2,000 articles and 86,000 edits to his credit, he may have contracted what the community calls “editcountitus.” He only stopped counting recently, he said, “now that I’m safely ensconced in the top spot.”