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The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Books
Publication date March 17, 2009
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781401303716
ISBN-10 1401303714
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "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.

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Hardcover
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from Hachette Books (March 17, 2009)
9781401303716 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.99
About: "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Hyperion Books (March 17, 2009)
9781401393878 | details & prices | List price $18.95
CD/Spoken Word
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With Patrick Lawlor (other contributor), Jimmy Wales (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 20, 2009)
9781400110766 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $34.99
About: "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
With Lloyd James (other contributor), Jimmy Wales (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 20, 2009)
9781400160761 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $24.99
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