Media praise for How Wikipedia Works
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"How Wikipedia Works could be the ultimate road map to a higher Wikipedia consciousness for the dead tree set that feels more comfortable when their online enterprises are backed by words written on paper."
-- , NJ.com
"This book was created by Wikipedians, and as a result, I have never read a better summary of how Wikipedia works. Anyone who wants to understand this miracle of the Internet should buy this book!"
"To write every day is good advice, but to publish every day is even better. This book shows how your casual scholarship and the Wikipedia community work together so that you can be read tomorrow."
"Frank, helpful, honest, endlessly informativethis book embodies the best of Wikipedia's values"
"This wonderful book resolves Wikipedia's paradox: Anyone can edit it, but to make your edits stick, you need to know what you are doing."
"It's the thoughtful, comprehensive, and freely licensed manual that I've been waiting years for. Wikipedia would be much improved if every Wikipedia editor, new and old, were given a copy."
"I often wished I had an offline reference I could flip through to find what I needed without leaving the page I was editing. And now I do. This is a very fine book indeed, extremely thorough on every topic I can imagine needing to know more about. Highly recommended."
-- , Amazon.com
"How Wikipedia Works is very interesting, and although it is not a light read or a quick read, it is an in-depth look at Wikipedia that is sure to get you on your way to using it and maybe even contributing to it."
-- , Laura Williams' Musings Blog
"How Wikipedia Works provides plenty of clear step-by-step lessons. [It is] probably the best and most complete book on Wikipedia to date."
"I highly recommend How Wikipedia Works to anyone with any interest in Wikipedia."
-- , Connect With Your Teens Through Pop Culture Technology
"This fabulous book is a great summary of how Wikipedia works."
-- , Wonderpedia
"I think new users, and those interested in learning more about Wikipedia, will find this book to be a great guide to understanding Wikipedia, and the community behind it."
-- , Wikipedia Signpost
"I think this is a fabulous contribution to the canon of online literature and recommend it to anyone interested in the subject area."
-- , Stephen's Web
"Whether you are simply interested in the process or you're a power editor, this book has a little something for everyone. From the very basics to the most complex it's an interesting read and a great resource."
-- , Teckh.com
"Put simply, if you want to know what all of those people who contribute to Wikipedia are so busy doing, here's your answer."
"How Wikipedia Works is a fine reference guide to writing articles for Wikipedia. If you've ever had the urge to add your two bits to Wikipedia, get this book. Your contribution will be written according to Wikipedia's guidelines, and so will be taken more seriously."
-- , MyMac Magazine
"For me, the selling feature would be the History section. It highlights what HWW, and No Starch Press seem to be striving for, to take some of the mystery out of 'The Internet'."
-- , Blogcritics Magazine
"All libraries would be interested in this title, as it covers everything about Wikipedia, written by three of its earliest and prolific contributors."
-- , The Tech Static
"One thing that really interested me about How Wikipedia Works is that it is not just a book about using Wikipedia, but it also gives you detailed information about how you can best contribute...Another thing I particularly liked was that editing topics went beyond just descriptions of things like wiki syntax, diving into more in-depth questions, such as when to use a foreign language place name or when to use the English. "
-- , Linux Pro Magazine, April 2009, Issue 101
"From learning how to use Wikipedia to contributing to existing articles by fact-checking and adding new articles that confirm to Wikipedia's guidelines, How Wikipedia Works is a top pick for general-interest libraries and for any who would become part of Wikipedia and make contributions to the system. From understanding its policies to resolving content disputes and handling malicious editors, How Wikipedia Works is packed with insights."
-- , California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf
"How Wikipedia Works is a well-laid-out, detailed user manual for editing Wikipedia...Recommended."
"The authors do not disappoint. It is all there in an easy-to-read, well-written, and detailed analysis. As a constant and active user of Wikipedia, I was thoroughly impressed and informed."
-- , Andthensomeworks.com
"The bottom line is that How Wikipedia Works is a good introduction to the mechanics of the Wikipedia. It contains a lot of useful material that is presented clearly and in a practical way."
-- , MyMac Magazine