About Jimmy Wales:
Jimmy Donal is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web hosting company.
The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way.
I'm very much an Enlightenment kind of guy.
If it isn't on Google, it doesn't exist.
If you see a blatant error or misconception about yourself, you really want to set it straight.
The core of Wikipedia is something people really believe in. That is too valuable for the world to screw it up.
My being some kind of celebrity - not a real celebrity, isn't a welcome part of the job.
The mainland Chinese tend to take a Chinese mainland point of view on controversial issues, and the Taiwanese take another the Taiwanese viewpoint.
I have no regular schedule. I get up whenever I can.
Free speech includes the right to not speak.
I still believe there is a need to open up search and it will come eventually. It is very important to challenge the current models.
We have to come together, worldwide, and 'think.' We have a tool - the internet - to let us do that. Let's use it wisely.
Wikis and social networking are just tools.
We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
Almost anything is better than three network TV outlets completely controlling the national discourse with their nightly broadcasts. We've moved a long way from that, and that's important.
I can't do anything quietly anymore.
There's kind of this real social pressure to not argue about things.
Dialing down is not an option for me.
I just get up every day and do what seems like the most interesting, fun thing to do.
We are still in the very beginnings of the Internet.
It just didn't occur to me, sitting at my computer, that I would end up travelling all over the world.