Joseph Michael Reagle Jr., "Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (History and Foundations of Information Science)"
English | ISBN 10: 0262014475 | 2010 | PDF | 264 pages | 1 MB
Wikipedia the encyclopedia is built by a community–a community of Wikipedians 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.