I’m a big fan of collaborative writing. So no wonder I found
Andrew Lih’s book about the world’s largest collaborative writing project
fascinating: The Wikipedia Revolution:
How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia.
Wikipedia is often my first read when I need a quick explanation or overview of a topic. I knew that Wikipedia was user generated, but I hadn’t given much thought to how it came about or just how many users it took to generate more than 13,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages. Turns out, what was started by a group of hackers now counts more than
Wales sees Wikipedia as a social innovation: a way of creating community. Anyone can become part of the community and create, edit, or verify content.