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How Wikipedia Works by Ben Yates, Charles Matthews, Phoebe Ayers

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Introduction

Welcome! Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the largest and most popular reference website in the world. Wikipedia is also unique: This encyclopedia is written by everyone and can be read by anyone.

This book is written for readers, current editors, potential contributors, and anyone else interested in Wikipedia. The book describes what kind of writing Wikipedia includes, how Wikipedia works behind the scenes, and how to get involved.

We cover all aspects of participating in Wikipedia, from reading the site to editing articles to navigating the site’s community and governance.

Wikipedia is based on a wiki, a technology that allows anyone to change pages easily on the site. If you’re impatient to work on Wikipedia, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/ ...

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