"Joseph Reagle's account of what makes Wikipedia tick debunks the vision of
a shining Alexandria gliding towards free and perfect knowledge and replaces it
with something far more awe-inspiring: a humane, and human, enterprise that
with each fitful back-and-forth elicits the best from those it draws in. In an
era of polemic and cheap shots that some attribute largely to the Internet's
influence, he shows how even those of wildly varying backgrounds who disagree
intensely can see themselves as embarked on a common, ennobling mission
grounded in respect and reason."
—Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Kennedy School,
Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, and author of The
Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It
"Joseph Reagle is one of a very few people who are both deeply engaged
participants in online community and first-rate scholars of it. In Good
Faith Collaboration he provides the best explanation to date of how a
communally created encyclopedia went from 'crazy idea' to the most important
reference work in the English language in less than ten years, and what
Wikipedia's massive global experiment in its collaborative culture means for
the future of ours."
—Clay Shirky, NYU, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of
Organizing Without Organizations
"Good Faith Collaboration sheds some much needed light on one of
the most influential resources available today. Joseph Reagle accurately
captures the internal collaborative climate of 'good faith' in Wikipedia, and
provides an excellent history of its progenitors like Nupedia."
—Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
"Wikipedia deserves to have its story intelligently told, and Joseph Reagle
has done exactly that. Good Faith Collaboration is smart, accessible,
and astutely observed. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to
better understand how Wikipedia works, and why it matters."
—Sue Gardner, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Reviews and Articles
by Olivia Auxier (International Journal of Communication, 7,
2013, pp. 2656-2658)
- Review by Piotr Konieczny (Social Forces, 93(1), doi: 10.1093/sf/sos100).
- Review by José-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla (The Information Society, 28(1), 2012, pp. 53-54)
- Review by Elena Maceviciute (Information Research, 16(3), 2011)
by Mayo Fuster Morell (Information, Communication & Society,
by Susanna Chamberlain (Communication, Politics & Culture, 44(2),
2011, pp. 133-134)
by Francesca Musiani (Réseaux, 29(167), 2011, pp. 219-221)
by Jeff Loveland (Annals of Science, 68(4), 2011, pp. 555-558)
by Donna Ford (Technical Communication, 58(3), August 2011, pp.
by Liselotte Doorduijn (Media Masters, September 2011)
- Review by
Jeff Kirchoff (Rhizomes.net, September 2011)
by Deborah E. Melnick (Law Library Journal 103(2), Spring, 2011).
by T. A. Abinandanan (Current Science, April 2011).
by Lee Humphreys (Journal of Communication, Apr 1, 2011).
does Wikipedia have to do with civic engagement? by Michael Kuhne (blog,
Apr 3, 2011).
by Alice Bailey (POLICY Magazine, Mar 31, 2011).
- Review by
Matthew Curinga (Teachers College Record, Mar 16, 2011).
Short by Bruce Elder (Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 5, 2011).
by Bernice Glenn (Computing Reviews, Feb 18, 2011).
Varied Formats Make Citations a Mess for Scholars by Tushar Rae
(Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 4, 2011).
by Oliver Basciano (Art Review, 47, Jan 2011, p. 129)
by William Kowinski (The North Coast Journal of Politics, People &
Art, Dec 30, 2010).
by Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing, Dec 20, 2010).
New Together by Dalton Conley (The American Prospect, December 6,
by Sage Ross (blog, Oct 27 2010).
Rancorous Times, Can Wikipedia Show Us How to All Get Along? by Alexis
Madrigal (TheAtlantic.com, Oct 19 2010).
in brief (Nature, Oct 07 2010, Volume 467, p. 659).
- Good Faith
Scholarship by James Grimmelmann (JOTWELL, Oct 13 2010).
- Books in
brief (The Futurist, November-December 2010, 44(6), p. 61).
by Staeiou (Wikipedia Signpost, Oct 4 2010).
on the Culture of Wikipedia by Samuel Klein (blog, Sep 23 2010).
- Review by Jessamyn West
(blog, Aug 16 2010).
Talks and Interviews
Global Future (Hagit Bachrach @ CFR.org, Feb 3 2011)
- Joseph Reagle on
the culture of Wikipedia (Jerry Brito, Feb 1 2011).
Can't We All Be More Like Wikipedia? (Jesse Brown @ TVO.org, Nov 30 2010).
Tech Report (American Public Media, Nov 25 2010).
with David Weinberger (Media Berkman, Nov 23 2010).
(OpenSource.com, Oct 21 2010).
talk (Berkman Center, Oct 19 2010).
the culture of Wikipedia: Q&A with the author of "Good Faith
Collaboration" interview by Jonathan Opp (OpenSource.com, Sep 21 2010).