Why Aren’t Women Writing For Wikipedia? [Headlines]
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia says 90% of the writers on Wikipedia are men and explained that some areas could use the help of female writers.
In a revealing glimpse inside the Wikipedia kimono at its annual conference in Haifa at the weekend, co-founder Jimmy Wales described the typical Wikipedia editor as a 26-year-old geeky male with a PhD. Eventually he’ll get married, go on to some other project and leave the site, said Wales. And Wikipedia’s own research found that 90% of editors are male.