Month: June 2015

Wiki What?

Wikipedia is a strange concept that took on.  Someone decided that the old dictionary was not getting it so decided to open it to the world for edit.  The result was Wikipedia.  With Wikipedia you g beyond the proper definitions you fine in Webster’s dictionary.  It came at exactly the right time in the internet explosion.  The original internet was something nerds played with as the connection speeds were pitiful and would not begin to […]

Enhanced Security Now a Part of Wikipedia’s Web Services

Users of Wikipedia will be pleased to learn that the site has finally adopted more enhanced security features that include the default use of the “HTTPS.” The process for finally implementing this relatively standard security feature has been a lengthy one, though this is understandable given the size and scope of Wikipedia’s readership. Even the slightest change can affect a significant number of users across the world, so the lengthy process was necessary to ensure that […]

New Wikipedia Applications Makes Relevant Information Easily Accessible

One of the great things about Wikipedia is the collection of related subjects that can be stumbled upon after accessing a page concerning a similar topic. These related links from one Wikipedia page to another makes the site all the more useful, as one page often leads to a host of information that may not have otherwise been explored. With the advent of a new application called WikiLinks 3, this method of exploration and discovery […]

Wikipedia Is More Reliable Than Ever, But Caution Is Still Necessary

As a source of information, Wikipedia is one of the most comprehensive collections available on the Internet. Despite the constant urgings of teachers and professors to avoid Wikipedia due to its “lack of accuracy,” the truth is that Wikipedia is much more reliable than people realize. While it used to be the case that edits could be posted to a page with little oversight or verification, it is no longer possible to edit or create a […]

Wikipedia Usage

How often do you use Wikipedia?  If you do a google search to define a word you will find Wikipedia as on of the top answers.  You may never contribute to the definitions in Wikipedia but sooner or later you will be reading an answer there.  Wikipedia has become larger that anyone imagined it could.  Is that a good thing or should we be suspect.  Are the definitions and background information always correct or have […]