An interesting article on academics who edit Wikipedia from the Guardian.

The quote that most resonates with me: "One of the most rewarding aspects can be in helping shape the public image of their field, say contributors. For many subjects – including scholarly topics – it is very often Wikipedia pages that are the top hits on Google, and for scholars who want their field represented accurately or interestingly, contributing to Wikipedia can help."

Although he's not the main example in the article, the Guardian also name-checks theoretical computer scientist Paul Goldberg, who has written Wikipedia articles on game-theoretic complexity classes and contributed to the article on the UK's Research Excellence Framework.