„She was one of the top 10 editors in terms of producing a lot of high-quality content. Wikipedia is full of brilliant, talented people. She really stood out.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz, , Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation — cited in: Woo, Elaine (April 23, 2014). "Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia" http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-adrianne-wadewitz-20140424,0,1077455.story. Los Angeles Times.
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„Wadewitz said to attract more women editors, attitudes within the Wikipedia community need to change. This became clear when she revealed her gender, after writing anonymously for several years.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
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„Wadewitz was probably best known as a longtime Wikipedia editor. She edited her first entry in 2004, and went on to create pages for female writers, scholars, and their works, editing nearly 50,000 posts in total“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
Solé, Elise (April 18, 2014). "Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz, Beloved Wikipedia Wiz" https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/adrianne-wadewitz-died-rock-climbing-200336364.html. Yahoo Shine.

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„Unlike the Wikipedia editor stereotype, Wadewitz was not a young male who was tech-obsessed. Still she found Wikipedia appealing as a way to spread her academic knowledge, which was sometimes seen by few, whereas her encyclopedic entries might be read by millions.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
Michelle Broder Van Dyke (April 21, 2014). "Prolific Wikipedia Editor Adrianne Wadewitz Dies After Rock Climbing Accident" http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/prolific-wikipedia-editor-adrianne-wadewitz-dies-after-rock. BuzzFeed.

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„Wadewitz, a US academic, became one of the most prolific and influential editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
"How Adrianne Wadewitz learnt to embrace failure" http://www.smh.com.au/world/how-adrianne-wadewitz-learnt-to-embrace-failure-20140425-zqzgx.html. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.

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„It turns out a lot of people don’t get it. Wikipedia is like rock’n’roll; it’s a cultural shift.“

—  Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966
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„People can and do trust works produced by people they don’t know. The real world is still trying to figure out how Wikipedia works.“

—  Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
Context: People can and do trust works produced by people they don’t know. The real world is still trying to figure out how Wikipedia works. A fantastic resource. Open source is produced by people that you can’t track down, but you can trust it in very deep ways. People can trust works by people they don’t know in this low communication cost environment.

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„Archivists take Wikipedia with a grain of salt. You think there's a troll behind the screen and don't know what's going on, what's the accountability. She walked us through this great unknown, Wikipedia land. She put us at ease.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
Liza Posas, Austry National Center librarian and archivist — quoted in: **Woo, Elaine (April 23, 2014). "Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia" http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-adrianne-wadewitz-20140424,0,1077455.story. Los Angeles Times.

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