Senior Czechs refine Wikipedia as retirement hobby

February 20, 2024

A frail 80-year-old retiree does not fit everyone's idea of a tech-savvy Wikipedia writer, but Jirina Kadnerova is a devoted contributor to the online encyclopedia. Kadnerova has been writing articles for the open-source encyclopedia since taking a course training elderly people under the "Seniors Write Wikipedia" project, a Czech initiative launched in 2013. The Czech Wikipedia has over half a million entries and registers about 600 regular and thousands of occasional contributors -- comprising an ever-growing group of Czech seniors. 'Lay my hands on it'A passionate tourist, Kadnerova relishes the opportunity to travel out of Prague and learn new things. She has recently recruited a friend -- another retired head librarian -- to write for Wikipedia and share the passion.

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