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By: Alec Arakelian
Table of Contents <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>History of Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Cont...
<ul><li>Largest encyclopedia in the world </li></ul><ul><li>It is a research tool that is available to all internet users ...
<ul><li>Founded as an offshoot of Nupedia  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales and Larry Singer were the founders of the web...
<ul><li>Acts as encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Wikipedia to acquire knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Has thous...
<ul><li>Encyclopedia- contains everything </li></ul><ul><li>Over 17 million articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 270 l...
<ul><li>People of all ages use Wikipedia  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily used by students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adul...
<ul><li>Wikipedia is an example of a Web 2.0 tool because the website stores information that can be accessed by all Inter...
<ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Howstuffworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica.com </li>...
<ul><li>Many teachers are banning Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers find the unverified facts too easy for the students...
<ul><li>Positives- </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia draws many people from different countries and backgrounds </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. By: Alec Arakelian
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>History of Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Content involved </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>How Wikipedia is Web 2.0 tool </li></ul><ul><li>Similar Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback about Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Positives and Negatives </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Largest encyclopedia in the world </li></ul><ul><li>It is a research tool that is available to all internet users for free </li></ul><ul><li>It allows users to access, edit, and highlight information in the 3.6 million articles in English </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to revise articles from Wikipedia has caused objection because the information now could be altered. </li></ul>Overview
  4. 4. <ul><li>Founded as an offshoot of Nupedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales and Larry Singer were the founders of the website in 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Became officially known as Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Wiki” means quick and “pedia” is shortened of encyclopedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First wiki went online on January 10, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2001, 15 non-English Wikipedias were added </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among the top-10 most visited websites today </li></ul></ul>History of Wikipedia
  5. 5. <ul><li>Acts as encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Wikipedia to acquire knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Has thousands of articles for research </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to give reliable information to visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to edit articles </li></ul><ul><li>Put articles on the website for free </li></ul>Purpose
  6. 6. <ul><li>Encyclopedia- contains everything </li></ul><ul><li>Over 17 million articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 270 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>91,000 active contributors to improving articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users edit the articles and it is approved by a Wikipedia administrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controversy regarding whether the information submitted by users is credible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>684 million views each year </li></ul>Content of Wikipedia
  7. 7. <ul><li>People of all ages use Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily used by students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults use it to find more depth about a specific topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consists Definitions, concepts, theories, pictures for topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90% of students have used Wikipedia to complete an assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Many teachers and schools currently prohibit to Wikipedia because of its user-created articles </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a community-effort to users and administrative to make information available to visitors for free </li></ul><ul><li>Many companies benefit from Wikipedia (Red Ant) </li></ul>Uses of Wikipedia
  8. 8. <ul><li>Wikipedia is an example of a Web 2.0 tool because the website stores information that can be accessed by all Internet users. Users can also interact with one another by editing the articles. It is a community-based website to allow people to communicate to produce a more reliable website. </li></ul>How Wikipedia is a Web 2.0 tool
  9. 9. <ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Howstuffworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica.com </li></ul><ul><li>Infoplease.com </li></ul>Similar Sites
  10. 10. <ul><li>Many teachers are banning Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers find the unverified facts too easy for the students to use </li></ul><ul><li>People, like Sandra Ordonez in the article, feel Wikipedia should not be used as a primary source </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-news/ban-wikipedia-in-schools/1648 </li></ul>Research about Wikipedia
  11. 11. <ul><li>Positives- </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia draws many people from different countries and backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Allows anyone to edit the information </li></ul><ul><li>The articles are written largely by amateurs </li></ul><ul><li>It is free for users </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives- </li></ul><ul><li>Information is unreliable </li></ul><ul><li>People can write anything about the information </li></ul>Positives and Negatives
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