Wikipedia.com – All the Knowledge in one Place
One of the largest and most visited sites on the internet, Wikipedia.com is an encyclopedia of subjects containing a wealth of information that is shared by anyone and everyone. If you’re curious about an actor or an element you’re studying in chemistry class, or want to know the average rainfall in another country, Wikipedia.com is the place to start.
The term “wiki” when used online means an internet site that anyone can change or alter, and Wikipedia.com welcomes users to contribute freely to the site. You can do that when you visit just about any page; in the upper right, you’ll see a tab that says “Edit.” Some pages are semi-protected meaning you need a Wikipedia.com user I.D. in order to edit them, and some are completely locked so that only administrators can edit them, for the sake of keeping information accurate and to discourage vandalism on those pages. A Wikipedia.com I.D. is free and easy to obtain; you only need to have an email address and then choose a user name in order to sign up.
Wikipedia.com tries to remain very neutral in its information, meaning you cannot use it for promotional purposes and cannot remove negative information that is truthful and accurate. This is true even of those who have pages on Wikipedia.com, such as celebrities and public figures. This neutrality is one reason that many turn to Wikipedia.com for information, and its many contributors are why information on pages is always growing and evolving.
Once you start using Wikipedia.com for information or to make contributions, you may soon realize why so many millions turn to it for the information it contains!