Andrew Lih ( simplified Chinese : 郦安治 ; traditional Chinese : 酈安治 ; pinyin : Lì Anzhi ; born 1968) is an American new media researcher, consultant and writer, as well as an authority on Both Wikipedia and internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China . [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] He is an associate professor of Currently journalism at American University in Washington, DC [10]

Life and career

Lih worked as a software engineer for AT & T Bell Labs from 1990 to 1993. He founded the new media-based Mediabridge Infosystems in 1994. He also obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1994. [12]

From 1995 to 2000 he served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia, and director of technology for their Center for New Media. [13] In 2000 he studied at Columbia’s Interactive Design Lab to collaborate with the University of the Arts to explore interactive design for both fiction and non-fiction, including advertising, news, documentaries and films. [1] Soon afterward, Lih served as an assistant professor and the Director of Technology at the Journalism and Media Studies Center of the University of Hong Kong . [1] [14]

Then He Moved to Beijing , China , [14] Where he Lived up to 2009. Currently he lives in Washington, DC, Where he is an associate professor at American University ‘s School of Communication . [15]

Wikipedia activity

2014-08 Andrew Lih at Wikimania

Lih is a veteran Wikipedia contributor and administrator on the Wikipedia under the username Fuzheado . [16] In 2009, he published the book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia . Lih has been interviewed in a variety of publications, including Salon.com , [17] The New York Times Freakonomics blog, [18] and NPR Talk of the Nation [19] as an expert on Wikipedia.

Lih in 2014 speaking about paid advocacy editing on Wikipedia

Lih claims that editing Wikipedia with smartphones is difficult and this discourages new potential contributors. Lih claims several years running the number of Wikipedia editors has been falling and alleges there is serious disagreement among existing contributors how to resolve this. Lih fears these situations could imperil Wikipedia’s long term future. [20]

Selected publications

  • Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution . New York: Hyperion . ISBN  1-4013-0371-4 . OCLC  232977686 .

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c ” Andrew Lih .” University of Hong Kong . Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
  2. Jump up^ “About.” Andrew Lih Official Website. Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
  3. Jump up^ Andrew Lih’s academic CV
  4. Jump up^ https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fuzheado
  5. Jump up^ Cohen, Noam. “Chinese Government Relaxes Its Total Ban on Wikipedia.” The New York Times . October 16, 2006. Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
  6. Jump up^ Sydell, Laura (July 12, 2008). “How Do Chinese Citizens Feel About Censorship?”. National Public Radio . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  7. Jump up^ Johnson, Tim (May 15, 2008). “China relaxes grip on internet and media after quake” . The Australian . Retrieved May 11, 2009 . Dead link ]
  8. Jump up^ Branigan, Tania (August 2, 2008). “Beijing Olympics: Government U-turns on human rights websites” . Guardian.co.uk . Archived from the original on 30 March 2009 . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  9. Jump up^ Spencer, Richard (January 25, 2007). “China’s growing number of internet users can exceed US” . The Telegraph . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  10. Jump up^ “New Media Expert Lih Joins School of Communication, American University School of Communication Washington, DC” . School of Communication American University. May 3, 2013 . Retrieved December 4, 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ “How Wikipedia solved the knowledge gap, Andrew Lih, TEDxAmericanUniversity” . TED (conference) . Retrieved March 14, 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ “Academic Curriculum Vitae” . Annenberg.usc.edu . Retrieved 2013-12-04 .
  13. Jump up^ Kramer, Staci D. (March 1, 2004). “Meet Columbia’s New Media Guru” . Online Journalism Review . Archived from the original on 15 April 2009 . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  14. ^ Jump up to:b Fallows, James (March 2008). “The Connection Has Been Reset” . The Atlantic . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  15. Jump up^ “Joining American University in Fall 2013” . Andrew Lih. 2013-05-02 . Retrieved 2013-12-04 .
  16. Jump up^ Sarno, David (September 30, 2007). “Wikipedia wars erupt” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  17. Jump up^ Rossmeier, Vincent (March 24, 2009). “Are we dangerously dependent on Wikipedia?” . Salon.com . Archived from the original on 29 April 2009 . Retrieved May 11, 2009 .
  18. Jump up^ Mengisen, Annika (June 16, 2009). “By a Bunch of Nobodies: A Q & A with the Author of The Wikipedia Revolution” . Freakonomics Blog . The New York Times Company . Retrieved June 23, 2009 .
  19. Jump up^ Conan, Neal (February 22, 2012). “Truth And The World Of Wikipedia Gatekeepers” . Talk of the Nation . Retrieved January 14, 2017 .
  20. Jump up^ Lih, Andrew (June 20, 2015). “Can Wikipedia Survive?” . The New York Times . Retrieved August 1, 2015 .

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