Tag: wikipedia

Two Things Wiki Can’t Teach

Wiki has been used for over 10 years since it’s public launch in 2001. Ever since the release of Wikipedia, knowledgeable minds, writers and editors from all around have taken to the site to share what they know with the world. Although Wiki can tell you just about anything you want to know on the planet, but it cannot tell you how to get a job and how to be a success in life unlike […]

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 […]

Wikipedia the Dangers

Wikipedia is not always right.  The open nature of Wikipedia can lead to corruption.  If I want to skew the way my business is defined in Wikipedia I can submit many changes and push the definition the way I want.  Are you really seeing the right definition of someone else’s ideas.  I am not saying that the information is a lie but you should be aware that it is not the gospel.  If you want […]

Wikipedia Wonders

I wonder what Wikipedia will look like in the future?   Will these adaptive definitions be implanted into our brains.  Will we learn by secure internet connections?  The future is very bright.  If we have access to all information known to man will we still be human or machine.  Will the machine take over our humanity.  I think there will be some lines crossed as we mold the future and those mistakes might be out of […]

Wikipedia Learn Online

Books are starting to become out of time. They have e- reader and computers that give us a multiple of information at the touch of a key these days.  Wikipedia learn online words and dictionary.  At the touch of a button you have the meaning and spelling of a word.  The only problem with a dictionary and Wikipedia you have to have an idea of how to spell the words that you mean to use.  […]

When Using Wikipedia, Always Check the References

There is simply no doubt that Wikipedia serves as a wellspring of information, but it is also important to realize that this information is not always accurately sourced. Longtime users of Wikipedia know that the site is a great place to start when searching for information, but it is also necessary to thoroughly research the sources that are used in the compilation of any page appearing on the site. According to Adam Kutner, this is […]

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