Joseph Michael Reagle Jr., "Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (History and Foundations of Information Science)"Wikipedia
English | ISBN 10: 0262014475 | 2010 | PDF | 264 pages | 1 MB
the encyclopedia is built by a community--a community of Wikipedia
ns who are expected to "assume good faith" when interacting with one another. In Good Faith Collaboration, Joseph Reagle examines this unique collaborative culture. Wikipedia
, says Reagle, is not the first effort to create a freely shared, universal encyclopedia; its early twentieth-century ancestors include Paul Otlet's Universal Repository and H. G. Wells's proposal for a World Brain. Both these projects, like Wikipedia
, were fuelled by new technology--which at the time included index cards and microfilm.