Wikipedia is continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years. Older articles tend to grow more comprehensive and balanced; newer articles may contain misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism. Awareness of this aids obtaining valid information and avoiding recently added misinformation (see Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia)
Now the question is whether the rebels have brought Gaddafi back alive to stand trial. The answer remains unclear, since fighters who had suffered decades of Gaddafi’s dictatorship all started to thrash him, with one stabbing him in his anus with a bayonet—a wound that might have caused a fatal loss of blood, according to Human Rights Watch interviews.
Originally posted by g0dhims3lf
Wiki is a great place. Not only to find legitiment fact based information but societal trends and or terminology. It is a melting pot that should be used as a initial reference. Or in other words a first stop but never the last. One should always double check any information with a 2nd more credible source. It is not like they do not warn you
Wikipedia is continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years.
Originally posted by tport17
I don't see a problem with using Wikipedia...
Who Controls Wikipedia? (George Soros)
It is a propaganda outlet dominated by people who want to radically transform our existence.
There's a reason Soros supports it. Because his vast minions can manipulate it. And manipulate it they do.
I encourage everybody to take a look at the wikimedia's own webpage:
Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board
Search the page for "soros" or "open society" and right there for all of us to see, three of them!
Melissa(Hagemann) manages the Open Access Initiative within the Information Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI)/Soros foundations.
Ethan(Zuckerman) also works with Open Society Institute's Information Program, along with Melissa Hagemann.
Trevor Neilson is a Partner in the Global Philanthropy Group , a company that advises philanthropists on the development and implementation of philanthropic strategies. Neilson formed DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) with Bill Gates, Bono and George Soros, served as a founding board member, and stays involved as a member of DATA's policy board.
There's also a fourth member of the wikimedia foundation who is from OSI. Seeing the following is what made me curious enough to look for this info. You can see that here:
Wall Space (MacKinnon Formerly of CNN, now works for Soros)
Who Controls Wikipedia? Who Sponsors Wikipedia? ( George Soros )
The problem with Wikipedia is not that it exists, but that it has become the cornerstone for researchers scanning the Internet for information and blindly copying from Wikipedia entries, wrongfully assuming that they are neutral and correct.
It has become the "Ministry of Information", the "one-stop information shop" of the Internet, but no one should fall for the "Newspeak" of a title. Wikipedia has made the task for those seeding disinformation and removing dissenting views easier, more direct and even more anonymous. °
Wikipedia Lies:Online Disinformation & Propaganda
Originally posted by xedocodex
This really shouldn't be an issue at all, unless people are too lazy to make two clicks.
I use Wikipedia all the time, but I never directly use it as a source. Why? Well because Wikipedia articles that have factual information are sourced and linked...so I use the original source for the information.
It is really quite easy to do, people should try it.
Originally posted by darkbake
There was a study done in England that found the error rate on Wikipedia was less than that of Encyclopedia Britannica. As far as the internet goes, that is very reliable. Seeing as we can't exactly reference books, what would you like us to reference? Fox News? MSNBC? Some random site someone found on Google?
I have the ability to access scientific journals online in some cases, but not many people do. Don't you think Wikipedia is a great source? In fact, I think more people should be using sources.
Originally posted by ZeroReady
This is the opening sentence of the section about the origins of the Arab Spring movement. One of the most important social revolutions in modern times, and some jackass wants to be funny with it.
Originally posted by ZeroReady