I Love Wikipedia

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    Triumph

    The other day, my husband was talking about turbinado, the raw sugar that lots of people put in coffee. I said it sounded like a fish. He refused to believe that any fish had a name similar to that, but I looked it up on Wikipedia, and there it was, shining like a beacon in the...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2008

    You Can Find Anything !

    I often wondered how it'd be if wikipedia didn't exist. My school homework'd last much longer to do. You can find almost everything there- and I love that it's open and everybody can participate. Even when it can be abused. Just- thank you Wikipedia for everything !
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Always There

    it may not be the world's credible source, but it sure does contain a lot of information about almost everything in the entire universe! ok, that may be an exaggeration but you know what i mean, fellow wikipedia-lovers.
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    16-17, F
    Jul 20, 2008

    I get a kick out of clicking on linked articles

    or even clicking on the "Random Article" link. Were it not for Wikipedia, I'd have never known what a "glottal stop" was. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    Apr 11, 2014

    Useful

    I find it a useful tool. While it may not be everything, it certainly helps if you're researching a topic. I have even made my own updates where I can verify it from other valid sources or through local knowledge.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 10, 2010

    Aaah, Wiki...

    It's such a handy tool for whiling away the hours. I love how I can start by looking up an article about something mundane, and then three clicks later I'm reading about some hideous disease, torture method or fetish. ...Which probably gives all sorts of wrong impressions about...
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2009

    Love It!

    When I got Internet Explorer 8, they let me put wikipedia as an option for my search bar, so no matter where I am, I can just type in my search box and directly search Wikipedia...it's a beautiful thing.
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    Sep 14, 2009

    Surfin!

    I love to follow links on Wikipedia.  If I am reading a topic and I see a subject that I know little about    CLICK    and then I continue to educate myself.  People claim that wikipedia isn't the best source of info, but it works for me...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    I could spend hours on there.

    I love learning things and increasing my knowledge on all sorts of subjects :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    Random Article Button

    I am obsessed with it! Ok so a lot of the random articles are pointless crap that I don't care about, but every once in awhile I find something worth reading that I normally wouldn't even think to look up otherwise. ^.^
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    Nov 17, 2009

    Wikipedia Owns

    Wikipedia owns. Its not as cool as tuppaware, but still pretty cool. I strongly recommend you get stoned as you possible can then get on the wikipedia website and research teodora indepth whilst listening to heavy metal in the background.
    aintitthelife aintitthelife
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2008

    I Think Wikipedia Is the Face...

    ... of the future of information. Have you seen wikibooks (http://www.wikibooks.org/) and wikiversity? (http://www.wikiversity.org/)  Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. I think there is a real strength to opening up information to the masses while...
    zenandi zenandi
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2008

    Great Resource

    I sometimes find myself playing the wikipedia endless link game. I'll look up something, see something related in the article, think "that's interesting", and click on that. The pattern continues until I suddenly realize I spend an hour reading about stuff I wasn't intending...
    MisterTickle MisterTickle
    36-40, M
    Nov 3, 2012

    Useful

    I like Wikipedia and use it for looking for random stuff - ie meanings for certain words or to find out information about people. It certainly comes in handy although I did notice previously that some of the article were out of date.  
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    Most of the Time

    I love searching through all the articles and finding out things I didn't know. The one thing I don't like though is that wikipedia can't give a straight answer. I wanted to know how protein is good for you, but, no, wikipedia didn't mention that, just went on about amino acids...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2007

    Never Let Me Down Yet

    I know all the warnings, check your references.  But, I don't care I love this site!  It has yet to disappoint me.  I always find something on there that is interesting & informative.  No matter what I search for, there it is!!  So cool.
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2008

    Wikipedia, I Would Marry You.

    If it was a person that is. I use Wikipedia for practically everything but what I like the most is when you're researching a person. I like it when you're doing that because it shows a picture, and some information about them along with their article. I have a Wikipedia app on...
    blababy0990 blababy0990
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2010

    Great For Most Things

    but from time to time you'll search for something and not find any realinfo on it, or find info, but in the form of opinion stated as fact. Still a great site and concept, just make sure not too use it when researching a paper or writing a speech, etc
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2007

    It's Not Perfect But It's Pretty Darn Good

    When someone here says something (questions are great for being triggers to check out The Great Wiki) about something I do not know personally I like to go check.My most recent foray was to check on the authors of my favorite childhood books and verify titles. I was interested in...
    CFOM CFOM
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 28, 2012

    I Can Read Stuff For Hours.

    I can read stuff on Wikipedia for hours. Often I'll search one thing, and I'll find so many other things through the words that go to another link. And then I'll have ten different tabs open and will try to check them out. Of course, I also check out the links on the tabs I...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    May 29, 2013

    Re: Wikipeida

    Thanks to wikipeida. I can find meaning of a word that  I don't know the mean of.  
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    Apr 30, 2008

    Its Brilliant

    i use it a least once a day, i know it can be unreliable but its great if you want to find out something fast.
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Sep 20, 2008

    Its Becoming One Of My Favorite Sites!!

    yes, wikipedia is fast becoming one of my favorite websites lol, such a good site, crammed full of informatioin!! whenever i need to to know something,wether its something interesting or something totally lame, i always go straight to wikipedia cos i know it will always give me...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    Feb 25, 2012

    The World's Greatest Online Encyclopedia

    If you don't like Wikipedia, you are simply a glutton for punishment. I love it - I can find information on just about anything on Wikipedia and it's always being updated and improved. Like anything else, you may get wrong information here and there but for the most part, it's a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    The Chain Reaction

    Wiki is heaven for people who are too easily fascinated, like me, haha.  I can start off reading about some government's history for a project, then find myself still at the site hours later, happily feasting off the most random stuff ever, like how Nicole Kidman was...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2008

    Why I Love Wikipedia

    I just love how anything you want, almost anything you want to know, is just a click of a button away... If it weren't for Wikipedia, then it would be a lot harder trying to find information - I know anyone can edit it; but that makes it better so there's always someone who knows...
    Bambini Bambini
    13-15
    Jul 19, 2011

    If I want to know something I just click

    "wikipedia" and I get the informations I want. But for more and really deep researchings I like to use books. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 27

    Where else can you read about video games

    and then 5 min later about nuclear fission
    Amandakellyxoxo Amandakellyxoxo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    I Donated One Us Dollar to Wikipedia

    I would trust the people who contribute to wikipedia over any elite academics with their own personal biases any day.  
    AlbinoPolarBear AlbinoPolarBear
    22-25, M
    Nov 23, 2008

    I Wikipedia.org Everything

    From MJ (in all forms including groups and his aliases) to everything.  I don't think there is a subject i haven't wikipedia'd
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 22, 2009

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