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Wikipedia's style of collaborative production has been lauded, lambasted, and satirized. Despite unease over its implications for the character (and quality) of knowledge, Wikipedia has brought us closer than ever to a realization of the centuries-old pursuit of a universal encyclopedia. Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia is a rich ethnographic portrayal of Wikipedia's historical roots, collaborative culture, and much debated legacy.
Wikipedia, collaboration, social networking, Internet
Communication Technology and New Media
Reagle Jr., Joseph Michael. Good faith collaboration: the culture of Wikipedia. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20001212
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