The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > Meet the Swedish physicist who has written 8.5% of everything on Wikipedia

Meet the Swedish physicist who has written 8.5% of everything on Wikipedia

He may not be a Shakespeare or a Charles Darwin, but Sverker Johansson should probably be just as famous simply for the sheer volume of articles he has written.

For the Swedish physicist can put his name to a staggering 2.7million entries - or some 8.5 per cent - that appear on the seemingly never-ending database of the online encyclopedia.

The 53-year-old claims to have created a small Wikipedia article - known as a stub - for every known bird species and fungus as well as cataloguing obscure animals such as butterflies and beetles.

But his prolific output - which on a good day can top 10,000 entries - is controversial because rather using his fair hand, he employs a computer-generated algorithm known as a bot to do the work for him.

Read more:

The Jeff Ward Show

Disgraced NFL star Ray Rice may have found his next job with reports that a fantasy football website is offering...
Federal employees shouldn't watch hours upon hours of porn at work, according to a new bill from Rep. Mark Meadows...
PinnacleHealth System is using eight robots in situations where time or distance prevent the needed doctor from...
A strip club along Congress Avenue, just a couple blocks from the state capitol. Could that tarnish Austin's...
The falling cost of industrial robots will allow manufacturers to use them to replace more factory workers over...