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Jimmy Wales Talks About Wikipedia's Chinese Menu #rsac

jimmy walesWhile the name Wikipedia has become well known in the English lexicon, it's still not quite as well known in China.

During his keynote, Wales showed pictures of restaurant menus from China that had the name Wikipedia as the name of food items. For example, Wikipedia with noodles.

Why is that the case? Wales has at least on theory.

"For anything you type into a search engine, what's the first thing that comes up?" Wales remarked. "So how do you say the name of this mushroom in English? Wikipedia."

Read the full story at Datamation:
RSA: Why Wikipedia Works

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.