Wikipedia: Company and Its Founders: Company and Its Founders

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This title examines the remarkable lives of Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and their work building the groundbreaking company Wikipedia. Readers will learn about Wales and Sanger’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Wikipedia operates and issues the company faces, such as establishing reliability, developing international sites, and dealing with abusive users. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Technology Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

A NEW KIND OF ENCYCLOPEDIA
6
GROWING UP CURIOUS
14
THE INTERNET EXPLOSION
24
THE NUPEDIA CONCEPT
34
MAKING A WIKI
42
WIKIPEDIA TAKES OFF
50
GOING INTERNATIONAL
60
TROLLS VANDALS AND EDIT WARS
70
NEW VENTURES
88
TIMELINE
96
ESSENTIAL FACTS
100
GLOSSARY
102
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
104
SOURCE NOTES
106
INDEX
110
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
112

CONTROVERSY
80

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