Online and Print Resources for Learning More About and/or Researching the Wikipedia


Andrew Lih, The Wikipedia Revolution

Mathieu O’Neil, Cyber Chiefs

Andrew Dalby, The World and Wikipedia

Joseph Reagle, Good Faith Collaboration: the Culture of Wikipedia

Jaron Lanier, You are Not a Gadget

Dan O’Sullivan, Wikipedia

Axel Bruns, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage

Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything


Nicholas Tkacz, “Power, Visibility, Wikipedia,” Southern Review 40.2 (2007). more…

Stuart Geiger, “The Work of Sustaining Order in Wikipedia: The Banning of a Vandal,” Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), ACM, New York (2010). more…

Felix Stalder, “On the Differences between Open Source and Open Culture.” In Media Mutadis: A Node.London Reader, 2006.

Jaron Lanier, “Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism,” and
Responses to “Digital Maoism”

Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin, “Beyond the legacy of the Enlightenment? Online encyclopaedias as digital heterotopias,”
First Monday Volume 15 Number 1-4 (2010).

Chris Wilson, “
The Wisdom of the Chaperones – Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy
,” Slate (2008).

Vasilis Kostakis, “Peer governance and Wikipedia: Identifying and understanding the problems of Wikipedia’s governance,” First Monday Volume 15 Number 3-1 (2010).

Joseph Reagle, “Is the Wikipedia Neutral?more…

Matheiu O’Neil, “Wikipedia: Experts are Us,” Le Monde Diplomatique (2009).

Robert McHenry, “The Faith-Based Encyclopedia,” TCS Daily (2004).

Larry Sanger, “Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism,” Kuro5hin (2004).


Peter Denning, Jim Horning, David Parnas, Lauren Weinstein, "Wikipedia Risks," Communications of the ACM (2005).

Jim Giles, "Internet Encyclopedias Go Head to Head," Nature (2005).

"Wikipedia survives research test," BBC News (2005).

Wikipedia at the New York Times

Google donates $2Million to Wikimedia


Interview with Erinc Salor by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 02.02.2010

Interview with Alan N. Shapiro by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 15.03.2010

Interview with Teemu Mikkonen by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 16.03.2010

Interview with Amit Basole by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 16.03.2010

Interview with Patrick Lichty, Nathaniel Stern and Scott Kildall by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 17.03.2010

Interview with Maja van der Velden by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 22.03.2010

Interview with Jeanette Hofmann by Bas Bergervoet and Marijke Tiemensma
for the NMDC – Utrecht University, posted on 26.03.2010

Interview with Geert Lovink by Kai Biermann
for ZEIT ONLINE (in German), posted on 11.05.2010

Interview with Florian Cramer by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 31.05.2010

Interview with Manuel Schmalstieg by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 29.06.2010

Interview with Felipe Ortega by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 21.07.2010

Interview with Hendrik-Jan Grievink by Juliana Brunello
for the CPoV blog, posted on 20.08.2010

Interview with Lanier on his Book, Straight.


Joseph Reagle, In Good Faith: Wikipedia Collaboration and the Pursuit of the Universal Encyclopedia

Felipe Ortega, Wikipedia: A Quantitative Analysis

Stefania Milan, Stealing the Fire. A Study of Emancipatory Practices in the Field of Communication (abstract)

Liam Wyatt, “The Academic Lineage of Wikipedia: Connections and Disconnections in the Theory and Practice of History” (thesis)



Stuart Geiger, Technically Human

Johanna Neistyo, Transnational Spaces

Mark Graham, Zero Geography

Mayo Foster Morell, Online Creation Communities

Andrew Famiglietti, Hackers, Cyborgs, and Wikipedians

Joseph Reagle, Open Communications, Media, Source, and Standards

Trevor Schulz, Journalisms

Eric Zachte, Infodisiac

Andrew Lih’s Blog

Nicholas Carr, Rough Type, The Amorality of Web 2.0

Jimmy Wales, Free Knowledge for Free Minds

Masters of Media, a student collaborative blog at the University of Amsterdam

Online Networks, Journals, Databases, and Wiki Projects

Kiran Jonnalagadda’s Wikipedia Bookmarks

Planet Wikimedia: aggregated posts from various Wikimedia community members.

WikiMedia Meta-Wiki: a research community geared towards Wikimedia projects and communities.

World-Information: provides critical discussion about digital technologies & (future) global developments.

Critical Studies in Peer Production: a peer-reviewed journal that looks at the implications of peer production for social change.

First Monday: a peer-reviewed online journal on the Internet devoted to Internet.

Public Netbase: Non Stop Future: publications on new practices in art and media.

Re-public: an online journal focusing on political thoery and practice.

tripleC: an "Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.”

Levitation: describes itself as a project that is "working on designing a vision for a new, crowd-driven, decentralized way to collect all human knowledge". The project converts the Wikipedia database into Git repositories. In doing so it strives to built up a decentralized administration giving the user the possibility to decide what he/she likes to read.

WikipediaArt: Scott Kindall and Nathaniel Stern’s performance art project.

WikiChix: is both a wiki and a mailinglist for female wiki editors to “discuss issues of gender bias in wikis, to promote wikis to potential female editors, and for general discussion of wikis in a friendly female-only environment”.

The Wikipedia Review: an open forum to talk about Wikipedia, related projects, and issues.

Wikipedia Weekly: a podcast.

WikiVoices: a grassroots project that hosts a live Skype chat forum and podcast.

Citizendium: "an open wiki project dedicated to creating a free, comprehensive, and reliable repository of structured knowledge."


Truth in Numbers: Everything According to Wikipedia, a documentary

The Truth According to Wikipedia, a documentary