The Hymn of the internet
Wikipedia is one of the greatest
of the twenty first century. This
has created one of the largest single sources of knowledge and
information on the Internet. But it is only one of over a
million sources of information that reside on the Internet. And
just like all sources, it is not always accurate. Sadly this fact
is not so widely known. But because the Internet is so good at
informing its users, everyone will soon know that all sources of
information, especially the ones that are not on the internet,
are all vulnerable to inaccuracies. So the Internet is not just
the largest source of information and knowledge on the planet,
the internet also teaches its users to be aware of all of its
flaws, which sadly is not the case with other
An Open System
has it flaws and vulnerabilities, but because
it is open, we have a chance to learn about these flaws, and
thus reduce them, and thus making the open platform more
accurate, more stable, and more reliable.
The future looks bright.
How much hard drive memory space does
Wikipedia need? When I convert a wiki page into a PDF it
. So Five wiki Pages would be almost 1 Megabyte. 5,000
wiki pdf pages
would be around 1 Gigabyte. So if I had
10 gig jump drive
, I could easily have over 50,000 wiki pages
. I have one of the greatest collection of Wikilinks.
But without instructions
, almost all knowledge
and information becomes meaningless and ineffective.
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
Internet Searching Tips
Wikipedia by Michael Mandiberg
(video) 7600 volumes of
is a website which allows people
to add, modify, or delete the content via a web browser usually
using a simplified
. Wikis serve many different purposes, such
as knowledge management and note taking.
Wikis can be community websites and intranets, for example. Some
permit control over different functions (levels of access).
For example, editing rights may permit changing, adding or
removing material. Others may permit access without enforcing
access control. Other rules may also be imposed to organize
content. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki
software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest
online database that could possibly work".
Assume Good Faith
"Wiki" pronounced witi or viti, is a Hawaiian word meaning
"fast" or "quick".
Learn How to Create a Wikipedia Article
and Discussions expose many truths, many ideas,
many points of views and many beliefs. But not everyone can be
right, but not everyone is wrong either.
The only way that truth can be
, along with the accuracy
of information and knowledge, is by answering all the questions.
But you have to know all the questions to ask in order to answer
them. This is where the Internet gives us the best chance to
accomplish this by allowing millions of people from all walks of
life to participate in interactive feedback, open discussions,
collaborations, debates, analytical reasoning, philosophy or
anything else that would help us define our knowledge. This
gives the human race for the first time in its existence a vast
pool of ideas, resources and information. But of course this
sharing of ideas and knowledge will not be free of problems or
critics because all new advancements go through a learning
period. But with the Internet, because of its ability to quickly
connect and collaborate with millions of people, this learning
time will be much less. The Internet is still just a baby, but
this baby is growing up fast.
I have read over one hundred thousand Wikipedia pages,
saved all the valuable pages and categorized them
Wikipedia is the 6th most popular website in the
world, with 22.5 million contributors and 736 million edits in
Wikipedia hosts 17 million
articles and Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors
(this number may be old?)
35 million articles in hundreds of languages and cites 80,000
volunteers around the world as editors.
There are currently 4,609,658 articles in the English Wikipedia,
800 new articles each day. 10 edits/sec by editors from all over
the world. in August 2006 with 60,000 new articles per month.
English Wikipedia has 1,769 admins as of January 30, 2011, and
766 are considered "active". The number of named accounts is
Size of Wikipedia
90% of Wikipedia's Editors Are Male.
Editorial Oversight and Control
As of February 2014, it has 18 billion page views and nearly 500
million unique visitors each month.
Wikipedia Top 25 Page Requests Report
Ten things you may not know about Wikipedia
Social Media Stats
Logically, a person should always use multiple sources in order
to form an understanding and also to verify information. But
sadly people don’t always confirm information. On top of that,
people have to learn not be prejudice or biased towards
information by simply knowing the source. Whether the source is
a so-called expert with credibility, or a source with
qualifications and a professional degree, or whether the source
is someone you trust or someone you want to believe, or whether
that source is young, inexperienced or even a criminal, or
whether that source is from another country, another religion or
another political party, you still have to consider how that
particular knowledge and information is explained and confirmed,
and also, you have to know how that particular knowledge and
information compares to other knowledge and information. Not all
humans confirm and compare information, but all humans should
because it’s logical and it makes sense.
Just because someone used
to create an answer does not mean that critical thinking is
done, it still takes critical thinking to
if the information is correct and it still
takes critical thinking to verify if more information is needed.
It would be inaccurate to say that the
is the sum of all
human knowledge, because not all knowledge is known, and not all
knowledge is confirmed, and not all knowledge is accurate, and not all
knowledge has been formulated, and not all knowledge has been openly
discussed, and not all knowledge is easily understood, or, not easily explained. What you could say about the
Internet, with its enormous amount of knowledge and information, and
potential, is, that by
and information and by
connecting millions of people, we are not just communicating, we
are also creating conscience awareness in a most profound way.
Communication Knowledge Base
A large majority of the information and knowledge that is on the
Internet is from the millions of books that have been written
over the last two thousand years. So a lot of our knowledge has
been around for some time. But the Internet is making all this
knowledge available to more people then in any other time in our
history. This creates more conversations, more collaboration,
more opinions and more discussions, which in turn creates more
knowledge that allows for more improvements, more progress, more
advancements and more maturity.
Update: 1/13/2015 - More information is estimated to have been
produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000.
using Wikipedia remember to check the sources at the bottom of
each subject page for more information.
On Wikipedia, also check
the discussions page on each subject for more opinions and
points of view that might be informative
. Reading the comments
about products or services can be informative but they can also
be misleading. So please be cautious and attentive.
The Bottom Line about Wikipedia:
Wikipedia may not be
perfect but Wikipedia has incredible potential.
And like some
things that improve over time, Wikipedia will become more
reliable, more transparent, more organized and more
comprehensive. But for now some areas of Wikipedia are
inadequate, inaccurate and incomplete.
Wiki Wiki Web
Wiki Web Collaboration Tools
Top 10 Most Edited Pages on English-language Wikipedia in 2014
1. Deaths in 2014 (19,789 edits)
2. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (10,217)
3. Japanese dissidence during the Shōwa period (8,212)
4. Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa (7,794)
5. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (7,520)
6. 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict (6,497)
7. Shooting of Michael Brown (5,835)
8. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (5,185)
9. 2014 Pacific typhoon season (5,012)
10. List of works by Eugène Guillaume (4,311)
All Time Most Edited Pages on Wikipedia
1. George W. Bush (45,862 edits)
2. List of WWE personnel (42,863 edits)
3. United States (35,742 edits)
4. Wikipedia (33,958 edits)
5. Michael Jackson (28,152 edits)
6. Jesus (28,084 edits)
7. Catholic Church (26,421 edits)
8. List of programs broadcast by ABS-CBN (25,188 edits)
9. Barack Obama (24,708 edits)
10. Adolf Hitler (24,612 edits)
11. Britney Spears (23,802 edits)
12. World War II (23,739 edits)
13. Deaths in 2013 (22,529 edits)
14. The Beatles (22,399 edits)
15. India (22,271 edits)
Wikipedia: Most Frequently Edited Pages
Wikipedia: Database Reports Pages with the most Revisions
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