|Justin Anthony Knapp|
Knapp in 2012
November 18, 1982 |
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
|Other names||Koavf (Wikipedia username)|
|Education||Covenant Christian High School (diploma, 2001), Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (B.A. political science, 2005; B.A. philosophy, 2009)|
|Denomination||Church of the Brethren|
|Relatives||Ruthie Morris (second cousin, once removed)|
Justin Anthony Knapp (born November 18, 1982) is an American Wikipedian from Indianapolis, Indiana, who is the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia. He also works at a pizza shop, at a crisis line, at the American Friends Service Committee, and at a grocery co-op.
Knapp, who holds degrees in philosophy and political science from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, has been submitting on average 385 edits a day since signing up in March 2005; about his performance he had to say: "Being suddenly and involuntarily unemployed will do that to you." Jimmy Wales congratulated Knapp for his work and presented him with the site's highest award for his achievement by declaring that April 20 would be Justin Knapp Day. In a 2014 interview with Business Insider, Knapp said that "there is no typical day" with regard to his Wikipedia editing, and that his "go-to edits are small style and typo fixes." He also argued that the declining number of Wikipedia editors is "not necessarily a problem."
In 2005, at the United Nations Sixtieth General Assembly, Knapp advocated for the Sahrawi people and spoke about the situation then in Western Sahara. He has also done community organizing for a Restore the Fourth rally in 2013.
- Comisky, Daniel S. (July 26, 2012). "King of Corrections". Indianapolis Monthly.
- "The hardest working man on Wikipedia April 19, 2012". Daily Dot. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
- Lubin, Gus (19 September 2014). "This Guy Has Edited Wikipedia More Than 1.3 Million Times — And He Doesn't Believe In The Decline Of The Free Encyclopedia". Business Insider. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "First man to make 1 million Wikipedia edits". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Hardest working man on the internet passes one million Wikipedia edits". Engadget.com. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- Alissa Skelton (23 April 2012). "Wikipedia Volunteer Editor Reaches 1 Million Edits". Mashable. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- University Challenge. Season 2014/2015. Episode 2. 21 July 2014. BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04bs3pv/university-challenge-20142015-episode-2.
- "REPRESENTATIVES OF MEMBER STATES, NON-SELF-GOVERNING TERRITORIES, PETITIONERS ADDRESS FOURTH COMMITTEE, AS IT CONTINUES GENERAL DEBATE ON DECOLONIZATION: Statements Focus on Questions of Gibraltar , Western Sahara , Guam". United Nations. October 6, 2005. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
- Ritger, Carla (July 3, 2013). "Protesters to March Against Government Surveillance in Nationwide Rally". Indianapolis Star. Gannett.
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- "Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia's Flat Broke Superstar"
- "Justin Knapp Becomes Wikipedia Legend With One Million Edits"
- "Justin Knapp: One man, one million Wikipedia edits"