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Wikipedia Revolution How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia

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ISBN-10: 1401303714

ISBN-13: 9781401303716

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andrew Lih, Jimmy Wales

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Description:

A Wikipedia expert tells the inside story of the trailblazing--and incrediblypopular--open source encyclopedia.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Wiki Phenomenon
History
A Nupedia
What Is an Encyclopedia?
Alabama Rising
The Mother of All Directories
RMS
Linux on the Scene
Remember DMOZ
The Nupedia Idea
Nupedia's Rules
The Nupedians
Wiki Origins
Ward's Start
HyperCard's Inspirations
A Web Browser
Viola
HyperCard Revisited
Wiki Introduced
Slashdotting
Contributing the Meaning of Everything
The GFDL
UseMod Grows
Give Me More Space
Server Load
Community at Work (The Piranha Effect)
Usenet's Legacy
Lessons from Usenet
Growth
How Wikipedia Works
Urban Jungle
Signaling One Another
Then Came the Bots
Lots of Red Dots
Peer Production
Dot Map Obsession
Essays, Guidelines, and Policy
Fix It Yourself
What to Include
Gaming the Vote
Small Ball
Gdansk/Danzig Wars
Wikipedia Goes International
To Split or Not to Split
Spanish Wikipedia Fork
Making It Multilingual
Encoding Language
A Colossal Waste of Space
Japanese Wikipedia
German Wikipedia
Chinese Wikipedia
Serbian Wikipedia and Kazakh Wikipedia
African Languages
The Numbers Game
Trolls, Vandals, and Sock Puppets, Oh My
Vandals and Sock Puppets
Jimbo Doesn't Scale
Crisis of Community
Criticisms
The Seigenthaler Incident
The Essjay Controversy
Wikipedia Makes Waves
JewWatch
Microsoft Encarta's Experiment
Wikitorials
Nature Study
Britannica Goes Free and Collaborative
Digital Universe and Citizendium
The Future
To the Afterword
Afterword
Notes
Index