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The Wikipedia revolution

how a bunch of nobodies created the world's greatest encyclopedia

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This edition was published in by Hyperion in New York.

Written in English

246 pages

“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.

Become a part of The Wikipedia Revolution yourself, and try your hand at editing the last chapter at: http://www.wikipediarevolution.com/wiki/Main_Page.

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how a bunch of nobodies created the world's greatest encyclopedia

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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.

Become a part of The Wikipedia Revolution yourself, and try your hand at editing the last chapter at: http://www.wikipediarevolution.com/wiki/Main_Page.

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Library of Congress ZA4482 .L54 2009
Dewey 031

The Wikipedia revolution

how a bunch of nobodies created the world's greatest encyclopedia

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Hyperion in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-235) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
030
Library of Congress
ZA4482 .L54 2009

The Physical Object

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xviii, 246 p. :
Number of pages
246

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Open Library
OL22795735M
Internet Archive
wikipediarevolut00liha
ISBN 10
1401303714
ISBN 13
9781401303716
LC Control Number
2008051137
OCLC/WorldCat
232977686
Library Thing
7562402
Goodreads
4606921

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