Simon Edward Pulsifer (born September 11, 1981) is a Canadian contributor to the English-language Wikipedia article “Minor Media Celebrity”. [1]

English Wikipedia

Pulsifer became an active contributor to the English Wikipedia on December 10, 2001 [2] under the username SimonP , just after hearing about the site from The New York Times Magazine . [3] In 2006, he said he spent over 40 hours a week on the Wikipedia website. [4] He is an administrator , [5] and a member of the Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee . [6]

Pulsifer’s level of productivity at Wikipedia has resulted in its becoming a subject for human interest stories in the local press. [7] [8] [9] Together with Jimmy Wales , Pulsifer made an appearance on the On Point show, on August 2, 2006. [10] In December 2006, TIME ‘ s annual ” Person of the Year ” issue has contained Feature about Pulsifer. [11] On February 6, 2011, Wikimedia’s Executive Director Sue Gardner presented him with a token of appreciation from the Wikipedia community for being one of the most prolific writers and editors. [12]

Personal

Pulsifer was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada , and was raised in Ottawa , Ontario . [13] [14] He has a brother, Andrew. [15] In June 2000, he graduated from the Lisgar Collegiate Institute , [16] and went on to study history at the University of Toronto , Victoria College . [8]

Residing in Toronto (as of 2007), he lived in Ottawa for many years. He Has Worked for the political campaigns of politicians in Both Cities- Paul Dewar ( Ottawa Center ) and Olivia Chow ( Trinity-Spadina ) -and Was the database manager for 2006 Ottawa mayoral candidate Alex Munter . [17] [18]

See also

  • Justin Knapp

References

  1. Jump up^ Taylor, Lesley Ciarula (23 November 2009). “Thousands of editors leaving Wikipedia” . Toronto Star .
  2. Jump up^ “Contributions summary for: SimonP” . Retrieved January 6,2013 .
  3. Jump up^ Amber MacArthur (12 March 2007). “Video: King of Wikipedia”. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007 . Retrieved 2007-03-27 .
  4. Jump up^ Gaudiano, Nicole (February 27, 2006). “Inside the world of Wikipedians, there’s drama, politics and love” . USA Today . Retrieved 2006-10-04 .
  5. Jump up^ List of administrators
  6. Jump up^ Pulsifer, Simon (August 23, 2007). “Wikipedia’s strength is openness” . Ottawa Citizen . Retrieved 2 December 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ Alexandra Shimo (August 4, 2006). “Prolific Canadian is king of Wikipedia” . Globe and Mail . Toronto . Retrieved 2006-10-04 . Copy of full text here[1]
  8. ^ Jump up to:b Rundle, Lisa (Winter 2006). “Wikipedia Wonderboy” . University of Toronto Magazine . Retrieved 2006-10-04 .
  9. Jump up^ The Ottawa Citizen August 11, 2005 p. A2 and The Ottawa Citizen December 13, 2005 p. A13
  10. Jump up^ Ashbrook, Tom (August 2006). “Wikipedia: Open Intelligence”. WBUR / NPR . Retrieved 2006-10-04 .
  11. Jump up^ Grossman, Lev (December 16, 2006). “Simon Pulsifer: The Duke of Data” . TIME . Retrieved 2007-01-05 .
  12. Jump up^ Sue Gardner and Simon Pulsifer (6 February 2011). Sue Gardner comes to Toronto (video). Toronto , Ontario : Wikicommons.
  13. Jump up^ Grossman, Lev (16 December 2006). “Simon Pulsifer” . Time . Retrieved 30 September 2014 .
  14. Jump up^ “Simon Pulsifer: Canada’s Wikipedia Wonder Boy takes his talents to market” . Canadian Council on Learning . 20 September 2007 . Retrieved 4 April 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ Michalowitz, Stephen (January 5, 2010). “Streetcar Warrior” . Torontoist . Retrieved 20 August 2015 .
  16. Jump up^ “Lisgar’s Wikipedian” (PDF) . Alere Flammam . 2011. p. 5 . Retrieved 5 December 2014 .
  17. Jump up^ Bray, Richard (2007-01-18). “The Disciple and the prophet” . The Ottawa Citizen . Retrieved 2007-01-18 .
  18. Jump up^ Gulli, Cathy (August 15, 2006). “Meet Mr. Know-it-all: Simon Pulsifer” . Maclean’s . Archived from the original on March 20, 2012 . Retrieved 2006-10-04 .

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