Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetWikipedia · 1 decade ago

How does wikipedia update information so fast?

Tim Russert, the NBC newsman died this afternoon. I went on wikipedia to read up about him since I didn't know alot about him, his death was already updated. How does wikipedia update their information so fast?

7 Answers

  • Joy M
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Wikipedia pretty much relies on user input to create and update pages for everything. Tim Russert's death has been greatly publicized today. Someone heard about it, went on Wikipedia, and updated his page to reflect this. It takes about five minutes to add an update, especially if you're an experienced Wikipedia user.

  • 1 decade ago

    We watch the news and when there is a big story we track it on Wikipedia. So several dozen people probably worked on Tim Russert's article, or at least checked it to see if it had been updated.

    Source(s): Wikipedia editor
  • 1 decade ago

    Wikipedia does nothing, all the information is a non-paid collaboration from million users around the world.

    So the fast someone knows something and post it, the faster Wikipedia is updated.

  • hover
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Tim Russert Wiki

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they're are a lot of wikipedia editors.but everyone could just press edit and make this information updated so fast!

  • people can just go on there and update it at any time. just press Edit

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    People like you and me, also people who are in the industry of CNN, ABC, FOX, ECT

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