The Network recognizes as a hero the man who edited three million free Wikipedia articlesJan 302019
An American has been writing in the digital encyclopedia since 2006 and is now the undisputed leader in editions, as the winner of the second place made 900,000 fewer editions.
Last weekend the US media released a person who, despite not being very famous, has acquired a legendary status on the Internet. This is Steven Pruitt, a 35-year-old man who has made almost 3 million corrections in Wikipedia and written 35,000 original articles.
Currently the free encyclopedia has more than 5.7 million articles in English and millions more translated into other languages, all written by volunteers. Pruitt spends three hours each day editing Wikipedia, in which he has been collaborating since 2006. His activity has made him the unquestionable leader in editions, since the second most active wikipedia has made 900,000 editions less than him.
Pruitt's frenetic activity on Wikipedia is due to his obsession with history. In addition, his professional activity is also related to information, as he works in the archives and records of the US Customs and Border Protection Service. To the question of how much money he makes with his corrections in Wikipedia, Pruitt assures that he does it for love of art and that his editions and articles do not give him a dime.
Pruitt lives with her parents in the state of Virginia, where she was born, grew up and graduated from college. For a long time his family considered his hobby and selfless dedication to be crazy, but his opinion probably changed when Time magazine included him on the list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet in 2017 along with Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian.
However, despite several appearances in the media and its status as first contributor to Wikipedia, Pruitt has not received much recognition on the Web. But now users of the Reddit platform have decided to correct this injustice by publishing several memes to honor to the American In one of the images you can see a picture of Pruitt along with an image of the movie 'Spiderman 2' where the wounded superhero is carried away by the passengers of a train that he has just saved, with the words "With care He is a hero. "
The publication has received more than 93,000 'likes' and more than 1,260 comments, in which users thanked Pruitt for their dedication and their articles, thanks to which they could prepare for the exams and do their homework.