The Wikipedia Revolution

Andrew Lih talked about his book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia (Hyperion; March 17, 2009). He talked… read more

Andrew Lih talked about his book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia (Hyperion; March 17, 2009). He talked about the founding of Wikipedia in 2001 based on Jimmy Wales’s more traditional earlier encyclopedia, the peer-reviewed Nupedia, powered by Ward Cunningham’s software invention, Wiki. He described the qualities of Wikipedia, the website that provides easy accessibility to information about almost anything, as free, open, neutral, timely, and social. He illustrated his brief talk with slides, and then was interviewed by David Weinberger about how Wikipedia has influenced the Internet and culture, and its implications beyond encyclopedia writing. Topics included that as its problem is no longer growth, but reliability. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“The Wikipedia Revolution: A Web of Ideas Talk with Andrew Lih” was held at 6:00 p.m. in Griswold Hall of Harvard Law School. It was close

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The Wikipedia Revolution

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Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 02, 2009 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 25, 2009 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 02, 2009 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 03, 2009 | 12:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 24, 2009 | 3:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2009 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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