A Powerpoint by: George Knipfing, Michael Ellis, Sarah Fay, Sydney Jones
Wikipedia Wikipedia was first launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, who came up with the name for the site. The name Wikipedia comes from the word “wiki” (Which is Hawaiian for quick) and “pedia”, which is short for encyclopedia. Wikipedia – “Quick Encyclopedia”
The Wikipedia web services give access to georeferecedwikipedia articles into 240 languages. For the largest languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Polish) a full test and summary is also available. Wikipedia is a free, web based collaborative multimedia project. It is supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. It has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet, ranking around 7th among all websites on “Alexa” and having 365 million readers. Wikipedia wasn’t made for a certain category of people. Anyone seeking information, no matter the age, sex, color, or religion is free to surf Wikipedia to find information on almost any topic. You don’t even need an account to contribute.
Wikipedia Applications Wikipedia supports- Wikipedia was originally only available on a fixed internet connection. Now it can be viewed from the mobile web, utilizing the use of smartphones and tablets. Wikipedia Sister sites- Wiktionary Wikiquote Wikinews Wikiversity Uses for Wikipedia Research – many pages list citations for the facts in the page. Even if you don't think wikipedia itself is a reliable source, you can always check the links for relevant information.Wikipedia has also become a cultural phenomena, open satirized by tv shows (The Simpsons, The daily Show, etc.) and other groups, such as collegehumor.com Wikipedia is known for being a free encyclopedia, a site where information is easily accessible.Anyone can view, edit, or create new pages on Wikipedia
contribute info- A person can contribute new things and ideas and link them to other storys and articles that relate to it.Allows people to revert information that might of been changed back to original content. User friendly controls- Has easy to access controls at on the left side of the site allowing users a easy way to navigate the website. Features: Multiple languages- makes it possible for people of any country to learn new things in there own language. Easy search able content- Most things are linked together or you can type your phrase into a search bar and find info on it through wikipedia.