Everything you ever wanted to know about Wikipedia and Facebook but were too shy to ask

Two books – Facebook: The Missing Manual and Wikipedia: The Missing Manual arrived in my mailbox today. How did I get them? By being on Facebook, getting a message from the O’Reilly Facebook group and being one of the first 20 to respond. The first glance at the books and the tables of contents suggests both books will be useful references and I will try to use them in the near future as I plan how to take over the world!

3 responses to “Everything you ever wanted to know about Wikipedia and Facebook but were too shy to ask

  1. Joshua Zelinsky

    I have no knowledge if the facebook book, but the author of the Wikipedia book is a well-known, highly productive editor who I’ve interacted with in the past. The book is very likely to be very helpful to people who are not that familiar with the ins and outs of the English Wikipedia.

  2. Yes, the book looks very useful, explaining what goes behind the scenes and how decisions are made. Many people have erroneous notions that anyone can just slap stuff up on Wikipedia (and are disappointed when their stuff quickly gets taken down because they do not understand the proper procedure). Both book will probably be quite useful for me in my work.

  3. Who’s in charge of writing Science Blogging: The Missing Manual?