Justin Anthony Knapp (born November 18, 1982), [1] also known by his screen name Koavf , is an American Wikipedia user who was the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia . [2] As of July 2015, Knapp had made nearly 1.5 million edits to Wikipedia. [3] As of August 2016, it has contributed to and nominated two articles recognized as “featured articles” which he described as “the highest quality of article on Wikipedia”. [4] [5] He was ranked No. 1 among the most active Wikipedia contributors of all time from April 18, 2012 to November 1, 2015.

ucation

Knapp attended Covenant Christian High School , where he enrolled in 1997. [1] He holds degrees in philosophy and political science from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis . [6] [7] As of 2013, he was pursuing a nursing degree at Indiana University. [8]

Career

Wikipedia

Knapp announced his millionth edit to Wikipedia on April 19, 2012. [6] At the time, he had been submitting on average 385 edits a day since signing up in March 2005; About his performance he said: “Being suddenly and involuntarily unemployed will do that to you.” [6] Margaret Ferguson , an associate professor of political science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and one of Knapp’s professors, said she was not surprised by her dedication to Wikipedia editing. [9] His Wikipedia username, Koavf , Was Chosen as an acronym for “King of all Vext Fans” has reference to a contest Knapp ENTERED for the comic book Vext in the 1990s. [7] Wikipedia’s bibliography on George Orwell , [8] [10] and he has also made many edits involving the categorization of albums through Wikipedia’s category structure. [11] In 2012, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Walescongratulated Knapp For His work and presented _him_ with the website’s Highest Award For His achievement [12] by 20 April Declaring That Would Be Justin Knapp Day. [13] In a 2014 interview with Business Insider , Knapp said that “there is no typical day” with regard to his Wikipedia editing, and that his “go-to edits are small style and typo fixed.” Wikipedia editors is not necessarily a problem. [14]

On July 21, 2014, his editing was the subject of a question on the BBC quiz show University Challenge . [15]

Activism

In 2005, at the United Nations Sixtieth General Assembly, Knapp advocated for the Sahrawi people and spoke about the situation in Western Sahara . [16] He has also done community organizing for a Restore the FourthRally in 2013. [17]

Other

Knapp has had several jobs including delivering pizzas for the Indianapolis Pizza Pizza Just Pizza, [18] and working at a grocery store and a hotline crisis . [3] [14]

List of publications

  • ” The Grant Shapps Affair is a Testament to Wikipedia’s Integrity and Transparency “, published by Guardian Media Group for The Guardian online, April 23, 2015
  • “Engaging the Public in Ethical Reasoning About Big Data” in Ethical Reasoning in Big Data: An Exploratory Analysis (edited by Springer Publishing , April 2016, pp. 43-52, ISBN 978-3-319-28422-4 and ISBN 978-3-319-28420-0 doi : 10.1007 / 978-319-28422-4_4

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Comisky, Daniel S. (July 26, 2012). “King of Corrections” . Indianapolis Monthly .
  2. Jump up^ “The hardest working man on Wikipedia April 19, 2012” . Daily Dot . Retrieved September 3, 2012 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Dewey, Caitlin (22 July 2015). “You do not know it, but you’re working for Facebook.” . Washington Post . Retrieved 16 August 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ Morris, Kevin (December 11, 2012). “Meet Justin Knapp, the hardest working man on Wikipedia” . The Daily Dot . Retrieved October 15, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Wikipedia: List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations
  6. ^ Jump up to:c “First man to make 1 million Wikipedia edits” . The Telegraph . Retrieved 3 September 2012 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Pogue, Paul FP (23 May 2012). “Wiki’s Million Edit Man is lifelong Hoosier” . Nuvo . Retrieved 5 April 2015 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b Hansen, Lauren (30 January 2013). “6 super-dedicated employees” . The Week . Retrieved January 30, 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ Vinci, Angela (5 July 2012). “In the News – June 2012” . Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis News . Retrieved 2 February 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ Horn, Leslie (April 20, 2012). “Seven Years, One Million Edits, Zero Dollars: Wikipedia’s Flat Broke Superstar” . Gizmodo . Retrieved 13 August 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ “Wikipedia: Meet the men and women who write the articles” . BBC News . 14 July 2012 . Retrieved 18 February 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ “Hardest working man on the internet passes one million Wikipedia edits” . Engadget.com . Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  13. Jump up^ Alissa Skelton (23 April 2012). “Wikipedia Volunteer Editor Reaches 1 Million Edits” . Mashable . Retrieved 24 October2012 .
  14. ^ Jump up to:b Lubin, Gus (19 September 2014). “This Guy Has Edited Wikipedia More Than 1.3 Million Times – And He Does Not Believe In The Decline Of The Free Encyclopedia” . Business Insider . Retrieved 21 September 2014 .
  15. Jump up^ “Episode 2” . University Challenge . Season 2014/2015. Episode 2. 21 July 2014. BBC.
  16. Jump up^ “Representatives of member states, non-self governing territories, petitioners address Fourth Committee, as it continues general debate on decolonization: Statements Focus on Questions of Gibraltar, Western Sahara, Guam” . United Nations . October 6, 2005 . Retrieved February 14, 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ Ritger, Carla (July 3, 2013). “Protesters to March Against Government Surveillance in Nationwide Rally” . Indianapolis Star . Gannett .
  18. Jump up^ Disis, Jill (20 January 2014). “Co-workers scrambled to find missing pizza delivery man until the worst became clear” . Indianapolis Star . Retrieved 2 February 2017 .

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