Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia

  title={Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia},
  author={Mayo Fuster Morell},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={146 - 147}
  • M. F. Morell
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Art
  • Information, Communication & Society
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