Apparently only 13 percent of Wikipedia’s contributors are women, according to a just-released survey of users. What does that mean? Well, that dudes like disseminating possibly erroneous information while looking super authoritative. The November survey of 175,000 “valid” users, conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation, also found that said users are mostly in their 20s, they like “sharing knowledge,” and they tend toward scientific and technical entries. (Of course, it must be noted in surveys like this that the folks most likely to respond aren’t necessarily representative of the whole, but hey, we’ll go with it for discussion purposes.)
So do you mess with — ahem, contribute to Wikipedia entries, PopWatchers? What makes you decide to “share knowledge” with the Internets?