Genachowski is a gem. Thanks for the heads-up, Mike!
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From: Mike Godwin <mgodwin(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: FCC Chair Julius Genachowski praises Wikipedia in speech today
"And let us not forget that the open Internet enables much more than
commerce. It is also
an unprecedented platform for speech, democratic engagement, and a
culture that prizes creative
new ways of approaching old problems. In 2000, Jimmy Wales started a
project to create a free
online encyclopedia. He originally commissioned experts to write the
entries, but the project
only succeeded after moving to volunteers to write them
collaboratively. The result is Wikipedia,
one of the top 10 most visited websites in the world and one of the
aggregations of human knowledge in our history. The potential of
collaboration and social media
continues to grow. It is changing and accelerating innovation. And
we’ve seen new media tools
like Twitter and YouTube used by democratic movements around the globe."
See attached PDF for the full speech.