The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia is a 2009 popular history book by new media researcher and writer Andrew Lih .    
At the time of its publication it was “the only narrative account” of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia (in English).  It covers the period from Wikipedia’s founding in early 2000 up to early 2008. Written as a popular history, the text ranges from short biographies of Jimmy Wales , Larry Sanger and Ward Cunningham , to brief accounts of infamous events in Wikipedia’s history Such As the Essjay controversy and the incident Seigenthaler .
Lih describes the importance of early influences on Wikipedia including Usenet , Hypercard , Slashdot , and MeatballWiki . He also explores the cultural differences within the scope of his research projects such as the German Wikipedia, the Chinese Wikipedia, and the Japanese Wikipedia.
There is a foreword by Wales, and an afterword Partially created by volontaires through an online wiki detailing the problems and Opportunities of Wikipedia’s future. 
- Andrew Lih . The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World’s Greatest Encyclopedia . Hyperion , March 17, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6
- Andrew Lih. The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World’s Greatest Encyclopedia . Aurum , March 19, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84513-473-0
- Bibliography of Wikipedia
- History of Wikipedia
- Jump up^ Biography, Andrew Lih’s homepage.
- Jump up^ Andrew Lih. The Wikipedia Revolution. Hyperion, March 17, 2009.ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6
- Jump up^ “Everybody Knows Everything”, Jeremy Philips, The Wall Street Journal , March 18, 2009
- Jump up^ “Wikipedia: Exploring Fact City,”Noam Cohen, New York Times , March 28, 2009
- Jump up^ ‘The Wikipedia Revolution’, biography of Andrew Lih
- Jump up^ Wikipedia Revolution Wiki