The Wikipedia Revolution

Author: Andrew Lih
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401395856
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"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." --Jimmy Wales With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the #8 site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 30,000,000 words a month. Now for the first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened -- from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it's become. Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a website; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. Featuring a Foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.
The Wikipedia Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Andrew Lih
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-17 - Publisher: Hachette UK

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." --Jimmy Wales With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of
The Wikipedia Revolution
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anew Lih
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."--Jimmy Wales With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer
Wikipedia @ 20
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Joseph Reagle, Jackie Koerner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher: MIT Press

Wikipedia's first twenty years: how what began as an experiment in collaboration became the world's most popular reference work. We have been looking things up in Wikipedia for twenty years. What began almost by accident--a wiki attached to an nascent online encyclopedia--has become the world's most popular reference work. Regarded
Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Zachary J. McDowell, Matthew A. Vetter
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-30 - Publisher: Routledge

A contemporary examination of what information is represented, how that information is presented, and who gets to participate (and serve as gatekeeper) in the world's largest online repository for information, Wikipedia. Bridging contemporary education research that addresses the 'experiential epistemology' of learning to use Wikipedia with an understanding of how
Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Nathaniel Tkacz
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-19 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Few virtues are as celebrated in contemporary culture as openness. Rooted in software culture and carrying more than a whiff of Silicon Valley technical utopianism, openness—of decision-making, data, and organizational structure—is seen as the cure for many problems in politics and business. But what does openness mean, and what would