The Wikipedia Revolution

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The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World's Greatest Encyclopedia  
Author Andrew Lih
Country United States
Language English
Subject(s) Internet
Genre(s) Nonfiction
Publisher Hyperion (US Version)
Aurum Press (UK Version)
Release date March 17, 2009
ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6
OCLC Number 232977686
Dewey Decimal 031 22
LC Classification ZA4482 .L54 2009

The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World's Greatest Encyclopedia is a 2008 book by Andrew Lih.[1][2][3] It is a book about the history of the internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. It covers the period from the start of Wikipedia in early 2000 to early 2008. It has biographies of Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger, and Ward Cunningham. Wales and Sanger started Wikipedia, while Cunningham started the first online wiki. It also talks about events in Wikipedia's history such as the Essjay controversy.

The book has a foreword (a short piece of writing found at the beginning of a book) by Wales, and an afterword (a short piece of writing found at the end of a book) by volunteers of an online wiki who talk about the problems and opportunities in Wikipedia's future.

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  1. Biography, author's homepage.
  2. Andrew Lih. The Wikipedia Revolution. Hyperion, March 17, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6
  3. "Everybody Knows Everything", Jeremy Philips, The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2009

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