Think back when you had an essay due in couple weeks and you want a quick summarize of the topic in hand, where do we usually go to retrieve an explanation on the subject. Any ideas? Am sure many of you would vocalize it or secretly would have thought of it. If you thought of or said Wikipedia, you’re right on point.
The majority of us have or still use Wikipedia to look up and research on topics as its easier to access and use. According to Wikipedia, the site it has published over 38 million articles in over 250 different languages and ranked as the fifth most popular site globally by New York Times.
Wikipedia is a website that can be easily classified as a site that is for the people and by the people. The information and data on the series of topics found on this site are all formed by the audience’s knowledge and expertise on the subject in hand. Wikipedia’s users or also known as the Wikipedians, and this includes anyone and everybody, have the ability to edit and add on information on any article they find or create one. Every single article has been shaped and influence by the Wikipedian’s knowledge. Now it not to say every information found in Wikipedia is valid or accurate. We should always research anything we read on the site in order to examine its accuracy.