"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
Review by José-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla (The Information Society, 28(1), 2012, pp. 53-54)
Review by Elena Maceviciute (Information Research, 16(3), 2011)
Review by Mayo Fuster Morell (Information, Communication & Society, 2011)
Review by Susanna Chamberlain (Communication, Politics & Culture, 44(2), 2011, pp. 133-134)
Review by Francesca Musiani (Réseaux, 29(167), 2011, pp. 219-221)
Review by Jeff Loveland (Annals of Science, 68(4), 2011, pp. 555-558)
Review by Donna Ford (Technical Communication, 58(3), August 2011, pp. 238-239)
Review by Liselotte Doorduijn (Media Masters, September 2011)
Review by Jeff Kirchoff (Rhizomes.net, September 2011)
Review by Deborah E. Melnick (Law Library Journal 103(2), Spring, 2011).
Review by T. A. Abinandanan (Current Science, April 2011).
Review by Lee Humphreys (Journal of Communication, Apr 1, 2011).
What does Wikipedia have to do with civic engagement? by Michael Kuhne (blog, Apr 3, 2011).
Review by Alice Bailey (POLICY Magazine, Mar 31, 2011).
Review by Matthew Curinga (Teachers College Record, Mar 16, 2011).
In Short by Bruce Elder (Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 5, 2011).
Review by Bernice Glenn (Computing Reviews, Feb 18, 2011).
E-Books' Varied Formats Make Citations a Mess for Scholars by Tushar Rae (Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 4, 2011).
Review by Oliver Basciano (Art Review, 47, Jan 2011, p. 129)
Booknotes by William Kowinski (The North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art, Dec 30, 2010).
Review by Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing, Dec 20, 2010).
The New Together by Dalton Conley (The American Prospect, December 6, 2010).
Review by Sage Ross (blog, Oct 27 2010).
In Rancorous Times, Can Wikipedia Show Us How to All Get Along? by Alexis Madrigal (TheAtlantic.com, Oct 19 2010).
Books 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).
Review by Staeiou (Wikipedia Signpost, Oct 4 2010).
Reagle on the Culture of Wikipedia by Samuel Klein (blog, Sep 23 2010).
Review by Jessamyn West (blog, Aug 16 2010).
Wikipedia's Global Future (Hagit Bachrach @ CFR.org, Feb 3 2011)
Joseph Reagle on the culture of Wikipedia (Jerry Brito, Feb 1 2011).
Why Can't We All Be More Like Wikipedia? (Jesse Brown @ TVO.org, Nov 30 2010).
Marketplace Tech Report (American Public Media, Nov 25 2010).
Discussion with David Weinberger (Media Berkman, Nov 23 2010).
Webcast (OpenSource.com, Oct 21 2010).
Book talk (Berkman Center, Oct 19 2010).
Inside the culture of Wikipedia: Q&A with the author of "Good Faith Collaboration" interview by Jonathan Opp (OpenSource.com, Sep 21 2010).