Wikipedia Link Accessed: 2008-02-28.

Contributor: Sarah Farmer

Keywords: encyclopedia


“Let me ‘wiki’ that.” An encyclopedia by the public for the public. Wikipedia is a mass collection of user-written and edited articles in over 250 languages. The total count of entries is 9 million and counting, with over 2.2 million of those in English. Sources and references are required to edit an article, and an estimated 75,000 editors work diligently to keep the articles accurate. Among many internet users today, the term “wiki-ing” is used to describe the process of researching a subject through Wikipedia.