The Revolution Wikipedia (French: The Wikipedia Revolution ), published in France in 2007, is a multi-authored study of Wikipedia focusing on the online encyclopedia’s reliability and its likely influence on printed reference books. Special attention is given to the French Wikipedia . The preface is contributed by Pierre Assouline , Wikipedia. [1]

The Revolution Wikipedia has a team of five postgraduate journalism students under Pierre Assouline’s supervision at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris . [2] The authors are Pierre Gourdain , Florence O’Kelly , Beatrice Roman-Amat , Delphine Soulas and Tassilo von Droste zu Hülshoff . The main text Wikipedia explored in a balanced way, with a detailed analysis of the comparison of Wikipedia and the Encyclopaedia Britannica published by Nature in December 2005 [3] this comparison concerne un main theme of the book, As signaled by its subtitle Are encyclopedias going to die? (“Are encyclopedias about to die?”). [4] It includes interviews on this issue with French encyclopedias and dictionaries.

The Revolution Wikipedia studies the internal structure of Wikipedia and reports on the motives of Some active Wikipedians French, with an interview of Spirit Fleeting . [5]A review is Internet & Opinion (s) Noted an apparent negative emphasis in this section and Points Out That Wikipedia HAS Correction Mechanisms, using the Essjay box(already Discussed in the book) as an example: “So Essjay is banned and Has had to close his Wikipedia page. Who says that anarchy reigns unchallenged on the Web? ” [6]

There is an unresolved conflict between the skeptic and the fiercely anti-Wikipedia stance of Pierre Assouline, whose long preface is headed And it passes for a source …(“And people call it a source!” ) With the exception of the relative suspicious approach of the French Libraries Bulletin , [7] the reviews of the Revolution of Wikipedia were in general more favorable to Wikipedia than the book itself. “Wikipedia is disturbing,” said Shvoong , “it’s becoming livelier and more visible every day … and it ‘

One feature of the research That Went Into The Revolution Wikipedia Was the inclusion of Several deliberate errors into the French Wikipedia, with the aim of observing how long it Would take for em to be corrected. According to Assouline, his instructions to the students had been “a group study, lasting several months. Take [Wikipedia] apart and see how it works.” This experiment Was Reported in the French daily newspaper Liberation When the original student project Was submitted. [9] Information about edits that Wikipedians regarded as vandalism led to investigation by French Wikipedia administrators and to the blocking of the IP address from which they were made. The address was that of the Institute of Political Studies network; In response to the blocking, Agnès Chauveau , Director of the Institute of Journalism, asked his students “did not sabotage the encyclopedia” and that the Institute was being “punished”. [10]

Publication details

  • Pierre Gourdain, Florence O’Kelly, Beatrice Roman-Amat, Delphine Soulas, Tassilo von Droste zu Hülshoff, The Revolution Wikipedia . Preface by Pierre Assouline. Paris: Les Mille et Une Nuits, 2007. ISBN 978-2-7555-0051-6

See also

  • Bibliography of Wikipedia


  1. Jump up^ “Wikipedia, the high-speed error | History” . . Retrieved 2016-04-13 .
  2. Jump up^ A. Dalby, The World and Wikipedia (ISBN 978-0-9562052-0-9) pp. 66-72.
  3. Jump up^ Pierre Gourdain and others,The Revolution Wikipedia(2007) pp. 37-50.
  4. Jump up^ Lea Giret, “The Revolution Wikipedia, an investigation into the workings of the collaborative encyclopedia” (3 November 2007).
  5. Jump up^ Pierre Gourdain and others,The Revolution Wikipedia(2007) pp. 58-63.
  6. Jump up^ “” The revolution wikipedia “, remix n ° 2: Making and defeating a reputation in the Wikipedia community” (December 2007?)
  7. Jump up^ Alix, Yves (2008). “The Revolution Wikipedia” . BBF: Bulletin of the Libraries of France . 53 (1).
  8. Jump up^ “The Revolution Wikipedia” (25 June 2008)
  9. Jump up^ Pierre Roussel, “Wikipedia is mistaken to all winds” (9 July 2007); Translation from A. Dalby,The World and Wikipedia(2009) p. 67-68.
  10. Jump up^ Reported on French Wikinews,When Science Po students vandalize Wikipedia …; Translation from A. Dalby,The World and Wikipedia(2009) p. 66.

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