How did an army of regular Joes (and Janes) create Wikipedia – now the World Wide Web’s no.8 site? Andrew Lih, new media and technology expert, will share the inside story from his new book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia. A contributing “Wikipedian” for the past five years, Andrew Lih will talk about the controversies, credibility crises and vandalism that come with the Wiki phenomenon.
DATE: Thursday, June 25th
VENUE: Paddy O’Shea’s upstairs private function room (http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Paddy-OSheas)
ENTRANCE: free for FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Andrew Lih is a new media researcher, consultant and technology author. After a decade in academia as a professor of journalism and media studies, he spent two years researching and writing the book The Wikipedia Revolution (Hyperion 2009).