Wikipedia says it’s losing contributors

Wikipedia's goal is to add another 5,000 contributors by June of next year.

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is written entirely by volunteers and allows anyone to edit its entries, is losing contributors, its founder complained Aug. 4, even as professors at some universities encourage their students to submit entries to the site.

Speaking with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the website’s annual conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the nonprofit company that runs the site is scrambling to simplify editing procedures in an attempt to retain volunteers.

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