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    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, founder of Wikipedia 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 number-eight 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 Web site; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. "The Wikipedia Revolution" features a foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.


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    Title
    The Wikipedia Revolution
    Subtitle
    How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Lih, Narrator Patrick Lawlor, Narrator Lloyd James
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 72 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400160761
    ISBN 10: 1400160766
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 031
    BIC subject category V2: UDB
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    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: COM060080
    DC22: 006.7, 031
    B&T Approval Code: A93661500
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    BISAC V2.8: COM080000
    B&T General Subject: 233
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56360
    LC classification: ZA4482 .L54 2009C
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    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    20 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Andrew Lih has been an administrator at Wikipedia for over four years and a commentator on new media, technology, and journalism issues on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
    Review quote
    ""The [listener] cannot help but become a Wikipedia enthusiast, rooting for the volunteers and lamenting the often public setbacks."" ---Library Journal