Inside Wikipedia

How It Works and How You Can Be an Editor

Paul A. Thomas ,

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Inside Wikipedia: How It Works and How You Can Be an Editor

About the eBook

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites on the Internet, regularly bringing in millions of readers a day. But how exactly does a huge site like this work? What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? Who edits the site? And perhaps most importantly how can you, the reader, help make the site better?

In this book, Paul A. Thomas—a seasoned Wikipedia contributor who has accrued almost 60,000 edits since he started editing in 2007—breaks down the history of the free encyclopedia and explains the process of becoming an editor.

Chapters include:

The History of WikipediaThe Wiki-Ethos: What to Know Before You EditGetting Started: Making Your First EditsGrowing as an Editor: To Wikitext and BeyondConcrete Ways to Make Wikipedia a Better ResourceBecoming a Critical Editor: Countering BiasA Short Glossary of Wiki-Slang

After reading Inside Wikipedia, you will be ready to contribute to the largest, most comprehensive knowledge base the world has ever seen. What will you write about?

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