Justin Anthony Knapp (born November 18, 1982) is a [1 ] Wikipedian (Wikipedia editor) from Indianapolis, Indiana, who is the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia. [2 ]
Wikipedia [ edit ]
Knapp (third from left) at a Wikipedia training session, 2011
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." [3 ] 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. [4 ] [5 ]
On July 21, 2014, his editing was the subject of a question on the BBC quiz show
. University Challenge [6 ]
Activism [ edit ]
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 [7 ] community organizing for a Restore the Fourth rally in 2013. [8 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
^ "First man to make 1 million Wikipedia edits". Telegraph.co.uk . 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". . October 6, 2005 United Nations . 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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