Should You Believe Wikipedia ? Social Computing

Wikipedia! If you have to search any information in online, then you can get explained information from it i.e., Wikipedia. We can get many knowledgeable facts from this encyclopedia, Wikipedia.But sometime, we can’t fully depend upon the information that are found in Wikipedia because any one can edit the page of Wikipedia and forward it to the public along with their own information which may not be reliable and applicable.  Sometime, the editing of news of Wikipedia is also done by the help of online robots. That’s why, you must not be completely dependent upon the news and information while carrying out any sort of official, educational as well as report collection activities.

However, we can’t say that all the information and facts of Wikipedia are incorrect and unreliable. If you find any type of blue signal in the data which releases the appropriate source of data, then you can be sure that the data is appropriate. The source of some data or information might also be given at the end of the information.Sometime, you may see some pages containing one star in Wikipedia. These pages are considered as the pages containing most applicable and reliable information as well as the pages containing appropriate source of data which is also known as Featured Article Page. You can use the information of such pages without any doubt.

Next problem also may arise while getting the information from Wikipedia. The website and the journalists also take information from Wikipedia and publish it. During our search, we may find same information from newspapers and Wikipedia. So, compulsorily look on the site of the data if you search any news and information. This informs about the source of data. Carefully using of the data helps to prevent this problem.You can find the detail information about history, revision page, etc. in Wikipedia. Also, you can find or locate the continuous changes that are taking place in the information.

Wikipedia is available in 293 languages whole over the world. So, it is one of the universally popularized biggest encyclopedia and corers of people are using it regularly for various purposes.