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

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

Andrew Lih


"Imagine a global during which each individual on the earth is given unfastened entry to the sum of all human wisdom. that is what we are doing."

--Jimmy Wales

With greater than 2,000,000 person articles on every thing from Aa! (a eastern pop crew) to Zzyzx, California, written by means of a military of volunteer members, Wikipedia is the #8 web site at the world-wide-web. Created (and corrected) by means of a person with entry to a working laptop or computer, this outstanding assemblage of data is starting to be at an striking price of greater than 30,000,000 phrases a month. Now for the 1st time, a Wikipedia insider tells the tale of ways all of it happened--from the 1st glimmer of an idea to the worldwide phenomenon it is become.

Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a relied on person who's granted entry to technical gains) at Wikipedia for greater than 4 years, in addition to a standard host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he information the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its extraordinary progress, whereas additionally explaining its greater cultural repercussions. Wikipedia isn't just an internet site; it is a worldwide group of individuals who've banded jointly out of a shared ardour for making wisdom free.

Featuring a Foreword by means of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that's itself a Wikipedia creation.

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