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Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia’s Flat Broke Superstar

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Summary
Nearly 4 million entries on Wikipedia are all written and edited by volunteers. On April 19, Justin Knapp—user name koavf—became the first person to complete 1,000,000 edits on the massive, online, open-source encyclopedia. For his efforts, he hasn't gotten paid one red cent.
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An editor like Justin Knapp is the lifeblood of Wikipedia, an increasingly vital resource that more and more people turn to, expecting accurate information. It's the sixth most-visited website in the world, and the only one that contains both a comprehensive history of the Battle of Fort Sumter and the anatomy of a paintball gun. Yet the site's editors don't receive any monetary compensation for their work, and they are dwindling in number.

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