The non-profit website Wikipedia, the world’s online encyclopedia, is updated three times every second. Twelve thousand times an hour. (12,000 new pages are created every day!) Many people know the site’s founder, Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, but not many get to meet those rare individuals who edit the pages. They call themselves Wikipedians.
The site’s former number-two Wikipedian, Sue Gardner, describes the community as: “about a hundred thousand people around the world, every political persuasion, every religion, no religion, from 7…to 75 years old,” she says. “Persnickety,” she added. 60 Minutes was so intrigued, the show sent cameras (and Morley Safer) to the most recent Wikimania conference in London, where about 200 Wikipedians gathered. Watch Safer’s report on April 5 at 7pm on CBS.