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Author Ayers, Phoebe.

Title How Wikipedia works : and how you can be a part of it / Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates
Published San Francisco : No Starch Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 507 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Content -- What's in Wikipedia? -- The world gets a free encyclopedia -- Finding Wikipedia's content -- Understanding and evaluating an article -- Part II: Editing -- Basic editing -- Good writing and research -- Cleanup, projects, and processes -- Make and mend Wikipedia's web -- image, templates, and special characters -- The life cycle of an article -- Part III: Community -- Becoming a Wikipedian -- Community and communication -- Policy and your input -- Dispute, blocks, and bans -- Part IV: Other projects -- 200 languages and counting -- Wikimedia commons and other sister projects -- The foundation and project coordination -- Appendix A: Reusing Wikipedia content -- Appendix B: Wikipedia for teachers -- Appendix C: Edit summaries jargon -- Appendix D: Glossary -- Appendix E: History (list of Wikipedia pages referenced in this work) -- GNU free documentation license
Summary "In How Wikipedia Works, you'll learn the skills required to use and contribute to the world's largest reference work - like what constitutes good writing and research and how to work with images and templates."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Wikipedia
Wikipedia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Wikipedia / Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic encyclopedias.
Social media.
User-generated content.
Electronic encyclopedias.
Electronic encyclopedias.
REFERENCE -- Almanacs.
REFERENCE -- Curiosities & Wonders.
REFERENCE -- Encyclopedias.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Social media.
Social media.
User-generated content.
User-generated content.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Matthews, Charles, 1954-
Yates, Ben.
LC no. 2008023350
ISBN 159327176X