My interview about Wikipedia, with BBC WM’s Carl Chinn

I appeared on Carl Chinn‘s radio programme on BBC WM this morning, to discuss my eight years of editing Wikipedia.

Smiling man, wearing headphones, at microphone

During the interview, I took the above picture of Carl. Afterwards, I drove home, cropped the picture, uploaded it to Wikimedia Commons (the repository for open-licensed media, allied to Wikipedia) and used it to illustrate the Wikipedia article about Carl — all while he was still on air and thus able to tell his listeners about it near the end of the show.

The interview can be heard online.

I’ve done several radio interviews, about the web (including some with Carl, back in the 1990s), my books on Pink Floyd and about birdwatching and my role as a trustee of the West Midland Bird Club. I really like doing them.

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About Andy Mabbett

Enjoying my new freelance career, helping organisations to understand on-line communities, open content, and related issues.
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One Response to My interview about Wikipedia, with BBC WM’s Carl Chinn

  1. John C Bird says:

    I’ve just been interviewed by Carl on BBC WM about my new novel, Aristocrat at Large. It was a rewarding experience. He has an innate ability to bring out the best in his interviewees because of his eclectic interests and quick mind.

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