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Submissions/The state of wikiHow

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 1084
Title of the submission

The State of wikiHow

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission

Jack Herrick, the founder of wikiHow

E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Founder of wikiHow

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

wikiHow is a wiki with the goal of enabling every person on the planet to learn how to do anything. Alexa ranks wikiHow in the top 150 websites. wikiHow is one of the most popular wikis not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation. By being a totally independent project, wikiHow has developed unique culture, software features and content that distinguish it from other wikis.

While wikiHow has drawn much inspiration from Wikipedia, wikiHow does most things from admin elections to multimedia totally differently than Wikipedia. wikiHow also prides itself on being a gender balanced community, which is rare among wikis. This talk will not only update people on the latest happenings at wikiHow, but share insights from wikiHow's unique approach that will be novel and interesting to Wikipedians.


WikiCulture & Community

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes

20-30 minutes. 20 minutes is probably optimal, but happy to take all 30 minutes if time is available.

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Please don't overlap with https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Diversity_in_the_wikiHow_Community as I want to watch Krystle's talk if it is accepted.

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