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#9: Wikipedia's Top Editor Steven Pruitt Shares His Motivational Quote

 
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Notes on Quotes is a wide-ranging interview series where interesting people share a quote that’s meaningful to them. Hosted by Stephen Harrison who has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic. He's currently a columnist for Slate. Throughout 2020, Harrison is interviewing authors, scholars, actors, entertainers, and more about a quote of their choosing. Brought to you by Aftermath Ventures, LLC.
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Steven Pruitt is the most prolific contributor to the English language version of Wikipedia with more than 3 million edits to the online encyclopedia to his credit. According to the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, out of the encyclopedia’s more than 5.9 million pages, Pruitt has edited a staggering one-third. He’s been profiled by Time, the Washington Post Magazine, and CBS, and has become a popular internet meme. Pruitt’s fellow Wikipedia volunteer Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight said of him, “Steven is not only a ‘super star’ Wikipedian but a really nice guy; kind and an interesting conversationalist.”