3.6
48 reviews
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Wikipedia


Released January, 2001

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Supported by a huge, passionate community of Wikipedians. Open-content, open-source. Updated every second of the day.

The Cons:Sometimes the subject of controversies over the accuracy of its content. Phony experts can easily add bad information (confidence, supporting detail). Easily Edited.

All the world's encyclopedic information, in every language, for free.  The site that brought wiki to the masses and started the free information revolution.  Wikipedia is now one of the most popular sites on the Internet and the authority on a countless number of topics.

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Pros
  • 37

    Supported by a huge, passionate community of Wikipedians

  • 36

    Open-content, open-source

  • 31

    Updated every second of the day

  • 30

    Easily Edited

  • 29

    Best resource of info on the Internet

  • 23

    Makes the world a better place

  • 10

    Provides good general overviews of many topics (uncontroversial ones)

  • -5

    not easily edited(you can edit but in about 2 secs its back to normal{it only edits once it has been verified})

Cons
  • 26

    Sometimes the subject of controversies over the accuracy of its content

  • 7

    Phony experts can easily add bad information (confidence, supporting detail)

  • 6

    Easily Edited

  • 5

    Groups seize control of articles to promote their viewpoints or interests

  • 5

    Editorial process is highly political

  • 2

    Obsessive types add huge quantities of irrelevant detail and/or references to video games and TV shows

  • 1

    Individuals add articles which promote themselves and/or their products

  • -6

    Built in search engine is almost unusable

  • -8

    not as unbiased as it claims to be - many articles with political undertones tend to be somewhat "left-wing"

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Erik
Erik: #wikipedia I still remember that first time I used Wikipedia in 2004. I did a Google search for "leptons" and ended browsing this great resource of information on subatomic particles. Then, I noticed the "edit this page". So what did I do? Wrote a message to my brother then messaged him to see if it was true. Oct 23, 06
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