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  1. 1.  Sarah Kayyem  Reham El Didi  Lujain Ramiz
  2. 2. •Free •Online •Collaborative •Encyclopedia
  3. 3. •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.
  4. 4. •It is free and available to everyone with unlimited access. •Available in a variety of languages. •It is up to date •Variety of subjects
  5. 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaADQTeZRCY
  6. 6. •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.
  7. 7.  No cost  Faster correction of errors and constant update.  More independence.  Reliability and accuracy.  Amateur Wikipedians from around the world constantly contribute, add and edit
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  Values  Social  Understanding:  Career:
  10. 10.  logical manner.  unbiased point of view policy  credible people Wikipedia’s Controversy
  11. 11.  User Factors ◦ Openness ◦ Computer Skills ◦ Motivation  Knowledge Factors ◦ Type of Knowledge ◦ Peer Review  Technology Factors ◦ Easy Usability ◦ Fast Access ◦ Flexible Structure
  12. 12.  There is no right answer ◦ Some say its logic and have the unbiased point of view policy ◦ 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.

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