Mike Godwin

1956 - Today

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Michael Wayne Godwin (born October 26, 1956) is an American attorney and author. He was the first staff counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and he created the Internet adage Godwin's law and the notion of an Internet meme, as reported in the October 1994 issue of Wired. From July 2007 to October 2010, he was general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Godwin has received more than 323,925 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Mike Godwin is the 5,053rd most popular writer (down from 4,532nd in 2019), the 9,018th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,360th in 2019) and the 696th most popular American Writer.

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  • 20

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  • 3.73

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  • 2.69

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Among writers, Mike Godwin ranks 5,053 out of 5,794Before him are Sony Lab'ou Tansi, François Nourissier, Walker Percy, Thomas Lodge, Zitkala-Sa, and Amira Hass. After him are Katie Couric, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charlotte Mary Yonge, Michael Chabon, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Richelle Mead.

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Among people born in 1956, Mike Godwin ranks 368Before him are Laurie Cunningham, Harald Kloser, Tony Kushner, Imanol Arias, Meg Whitman, and Amira Hass. After him are Stefan Majewski, Ștefan Rusu, Jack Sherman, Oscar Garré, Hisashi Kato, and Amitav Ghosh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mike Godwin ranks 9,018 out of 15,968Before him are Buck Owens (1929), Joe E. Brown (1891), Zitkala-Sa (1876), C. I. Lewis (1883), Roberta Williams (1953), and Chuck Liddell (1969). After him are Jerry Trainor (1977), Adrian Pasdar (1965), Ward Kimball (1914), Wallace Roney (1960), Charles Wallace Richmond (1868), and Brad Wilk (1968).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mike Godwin ranks 696Before him are Kenneth Rexroth (1905), Veronica Roth (1988), Tony Kushner (1956), Robert Cormier (1925), Walker Percy (1916), and Zitkala-Sa (1876). After him are Katie Couric (1957), Gwendolyn Brooks (1917), Michael Chabon (1963), Richelle Mead (1976), W. S. Merwin (1927), and Grace Paley (1922).

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