•Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia
on 10th January,2001.
•It initially started as Nupedia
•Wikipedia prides itself on being a “neutral
compilation of verifiable, established facts” and tries
to maintain that through their five pillars.
•It is free and available to everyone with unlimited access.
•Available in a variety of languages.
•It is up to date
•Variety of subjects
•Not 100% reliable.
•Any Wikipedia contributor can be anonymous
•Wikipedia has a bad reputation with educators;
some see it as having low quality and unacceptable
to be used in academic research.
Faster correction of
errors and constant
from around the world
contribute, add and
Wikipedians spend a good amount of their time,
knowledge and time, receiving no pay, by
volunteering to contribute to the growing Wikipedia
database. The motivation behind these people has
been greatly researched and narrowed down to the
following four points.
unbiased point of view policy
◦ Computer Skills
◦ Type of Knowledge
◦ Peer Review
◦ Easy Usability
◦ Fast Access
◦ Flexible Structure
There is no right answer
◦ Some say its logic and have the unbiased point of view
◦ Some claim its biased like “conservapedia.com”
◦ conservapedia.com clearly shows some examples of
Wikipedia’s liberal bias, deceit, frivolous gossip, and blatant
errors on etc.