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

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