Wikipedia, our helpful friend who is always there for us when we need to know something quickly and simply. We really take Wikipedia for granted nowadays; I can’t remember a single day where I haven’t just quickly searched for something. I personally love Wikipedia because I am one of those people who when they just randomly think about something when I’m at home, ill go on Wikipedia and research it for literally hours… just a few days ago I was watching Apollo 13, I then paused the movie half way through and was reading about all the Apollo missions for 2 and a half hours! Completely just losing track of time and I do this a lot with a wide variety of subjects. Something will just spontaneously pop into my head, and thanks to Wikipedia I can find out new information about this random topic. Now I’m sure that everyone who is reading this has been told by a teacher/lecturer/seminar leader that they should never use Wikipedia because its unreliable and you cant validate the facts that said on there. That is true because Wikipedia is one huge community where people can edit information on the pages (as long as its appropriate). Personally, I have never finished a piece of work without having a quick glance at the Wikipedia page and I know that a lot of you do the same. That being said I would never base a whole essay on what I find on Wikipedia, just a few basic facts that could be found anywhere. Lets face it, things would be much harder to find without Wikipedia!