Colbert Interviews Wikipedia Founder

The Greatest Living American Stephen Colbert interviewed Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on Thursday.

With a mix of humor and serious questions, the two discussed the future goals of Wikipedia. Wales stated he wanted the site to be the leading source of information in every language.

Colbert summed up the benefits and pitfalls of Wikipedia when he said, "Wikipedia is the first place I go when I am looking for knowledge, or when I want to create some."

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.