Andrew Lih (simplified Chinese: 郦安治; traditional Chinese: 酈安治; pinyin: Lì Ānzhì; born 1968) is a Chinese-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. In 2013 he was appointed an associate professor of journalism at American University in Washington, D.C.
|Born||1968 (age 54–55)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University (BS, MS)|
|Occupation(s)||Scientist and professor|
|Known for||Studying various open technology cultures, such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia|
Life and career Edit
|How Wikipedia solved the knowledge gap, Andrew Lih, TEDxAmericanUniversity, TEDx, 17:19.|
Lih worked as a software engineer for AT&T Bell Labs from 1990 to 1993. He founded the new-media startup Mediabridge Infosystems, Inc., in 1994. He also obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1994.
From 1995 to 2000 he served as an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia, and director of technology for their Center for New Media. In 2000 he formed Columbia's Interactive Design Lab, a collaboration with the university's School of the Arts to explore interactive design for both fiction and non-fiction, including advertising, news, documentaries and films. Soon afterward, Lih served as an assistant professor and the Director of Technology at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.
Wikipedia activity Edit
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Lih is a Wikipedia contributor and administrator on the English Wikipedia. In 2009, he published the book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. Lih has been interviewed by Salon.com, The New York Times Freakonomics blog, and NPR Talk of the Nation as an expert on Wikipedia.
Lih has stated that editing Wikipedia with smartphones is difficult, hence discouraging new potential contributors. He also says that for several years running, the number of Wikipedia editors has been falling and that there is serious disagreement among existing contributors on how to resolve this. In 2015, Lih expressed fear that these situations could imperil Wikipedia's long-term future.
Selected publications Edit
See also Edit
- Andrew Lih's academic CV
- "Andrew Lih." University of Hong Kong. Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
- "About Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine." Andrew Lih Official Website. Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
- Cohen, Noam. "Chinese Government Relaxes Its Total Ban on Wikipedia Archived February 20, 2019, at the Wayback Machine." The New York Times. October 16, 2006. Retrieved on February 28, 2012.
- Sydell, Laura (July 12, 2008). "How Do Chinese Citizens Feel About Censorship?". National Public Radio. Archived from the original on February 14, 2023. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- Johnson, Tim (May 15, 2008). "China relaxes grip on internet and media after quake". The Australian. Retrieved May 11, 2009.[dead link]
- Branigan, Tania (August 2, 2008). "Beijing Olympics: Government U-turn ends ban on human rights websites". guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- Spencer, Richard (January 25, 2007). "China's growing number of internet users could exceed US". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on October 4, 2022. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- "Andrew Lih". ONA21. Archived from the original on December 2, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
- "How Wikipedia solved the knowledge gap, Andrew Lih, TEDxAmericanUniversity". TED (conference). Archived from the original on April 21, 2021. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- "Academic Curriculum Vitae". Annenberg.usc.edu. Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
- Kramer, Staci D. (March 1, 2004). "Meet Columbia's New Media Guru". Online Journalism Review. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- Fallows, James (March 2008). "The Connection Has Been Reset". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on February 18, 2023. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- "New Media Expert Lih Joins School of Communication |". School of Communication American University. May 3, 2013. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
- Sarno, David (September 30, 2007). "Wikipedia wars erupt". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 14, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- Rossmeier, Vincent (March 24, 2009). "Are we dangerously dependent on Wikipedia?". Salon.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- 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. Archived from the original on October 27, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
- Conan, Neal (February 22, 2012). "Truth And The World Of Wikipedia Gatekeepers". Talk of the Nation. Archived from the original on February 14, 2023. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
- Lih, Andrew (June 20, 2015). "Can Wikipedia Survive?". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- "Celebrating the 2022 Wikimedians of the Year!". Wikimedia. Wikimedia. August 14, 2022. Archived from the original on August 26, 2022. Retrieved May 23, 2023.