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Andrew Lih

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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 He is currently an associate professor of journalism at American University in Washington, DC


  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Wikipedia activity
  • 3 Selected publications
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Life and career

Lih speaking at WikiConference USA in 2014 External video
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 in 1994 He also obtained a Masters 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

He then moved to Beijing, China, where he lived until 2009 He currently lives in Washington, DC, where he is an associate professor at American University's School of Communication

Wikipedia activity

Play media 2014-08 Andrew Lih at Wikimania

Lih is a veteran Wikipedia contributor and administrator on the English Wikipedia under the username Fuzheado 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 Saloncom and The New York Times Freakonomics blog, as an expert on Wikipedia

Play media Lih in 2014 speaking about paid advocacy editing on Wikipedia

Lih claims that editing Wikipedia with smart phones 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

Selected publications

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


  1. ^ a b c "Andrew Lih" University of Hong Kong Retrieved on February 28, 2012
  2. ^ "About" Andrew Lih Official Website Retrieved on February 28, 2012
  3. ^ Andrew Lih's academic CV
  4. ^ https://metamwikimediaorg/wiki/User:Fuzheado
  5. ^ Cohen, Noam "Chinese Government Relaxes Its Total Ban on Wikipedia" The New York Times October 16, 2006 Retrieved on February 28, 2012
  6. ^ Sydell, Laura July 12, 2008 "How Do Chinese Citizens Feel About Censorship" National Public Radio Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  7. ^ Johnson, Tim May 15, 2008 "China relaxes grip on internet and media after quake" The Australian Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  8. ^ Branigan, Tania August 2, 2008 "Beijing Olympics: Government U-turn ends ban on human rights websites" guardiancouk Archived from the original on 30 March 2009 Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  9. ^ Spencer, Richard January 25, 2007 "China's growing number of internet users could exceed US" The Telegraph Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  10. ^ "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. ^ "How Wikipedia solved the knowledge gap, Andrew Lih, TEDxAmericanUniversity" TED conference Retrieved March 14, 2016 
  12. ^ "Academic Curriculum Vitae" Annenberguscedu Retrieved 2013-12-04 
  13. ^ 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. ^ a b Fallows, James March 2008 "The Connection Has Been Reset" The Atlantic Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  15. ^ "Joining American University in Fall 2013" Andrew Lih 2013-05-02 Retrieved 2013-12-04 
  16. ^ Sarno, David September 30, 2007 "Wikipedia wars erupt" Los Angeles Times Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  17. ^ Rossmeier, Vincent March 24, 2009 "Are we dangerously dependent on Wikipedia" Saloncom Archived from the original on 29 April 2009 Retrieved May 11, 2009 
  18. ^ 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. ^ Lih, Andrew June 20, 2015 "Can Wikipedia Survive" The New York Times Retrieved August 1, 2015 

External links

  • Andrew Lih on Twitter
  • andrewlihcom
  • Asian Americans portal
  • Biography portal
  • China portal
  • Journalism portal

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