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

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$41.99  $39.05
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Tantor Audio
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5.4 X 6.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9798200125180

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About the Author
Andrew Lih spent ten years as an academic in new media and journalism at Columbia University and Hong Kong University. He 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. Lih is based in Beijing.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Reviews

"An easy, nontech, intriguing read about a Web miracle that today rivals Encyclopaedia Britannica, according to well-respected publications, in the quality of many of its articles."

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

"Tracing Wikipedia's evolution and expansion to international editions, Lih views the encyclopedia as a 'global community of passionate scribes, ' attributing its success to a policy of openness which is 'not so much technical phenomenon as social phenomenon.'"

-- "Publishers Weekly"
The [listener] cannot help but become a Wikipedia enthusiast, rooting for the volunteers and lamenting the often public setbacks.-- "Library Journal"