Jimmy Wales Announces 20 April as Justin Knapp Day

Soon after Wikipedia volunteer,Justin Knapp,reached a million edits an ecstatic Jimmy Wales declared 20 April as Justin Knapp Day in his honor.Wales was quoted saying,"Wikipedians of the distant future shall marvel at the first person to ever make 1,000,000 edits".

Knapp is a resident of Indianapolis.He began using Wikipedia as a resource in the early 2000s and started editing the site shortly after. In 2005, he created a login to track and compile his edits. He averages about 385 edits per day.
He describes himself as an average Midwesterner. He’s frugal, lives conservatively and enjoys volunteering countless hours to the free outlet. His favorite band is R.E.M. and he frequently listens to alternative rock. Knapp studied philosophy and political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The majority of his million edits are relatively small, he says. He is drawn to music, politics, philosophy and religion.
“I find editing Wikipedia relaxing and rewarding,” Knapp said. “It’s a hobby of mine. It’s what I like to do.”


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