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Do You Contribute To and Use Wikipedia?

Fresh off the news that Wikipedia will be rounding up trusted users to create a pool of volunteer community managers, who will approve data before it's published, a study has resurfaced saying most of the site's readers and writers are male. In fact, the study found that just 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors are female.

I find the results shocking. Next to Google, Dictionary.com and IMDB, Wikipedia has long been my go-to source for trivia and back story (taken with a grain of salt, naturally), but I have never contributed an entry. How about you?

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celestegc celestegc 6 years
I use it when I want to understand easily a concept, but it´s banned to use it as a reference at my college =S
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
I check it out sometimes when I need to but I don't contribute to it. It's been said that we should not trust their information 100% anyway.
blondeyy blondeyy 6 years
I am definitely a Wikkie.... My BF and I will be sitting around and maybe get into a debate about who played what role in what movie and we just look it up on Wiki. It is my 'go to' for any question. So, I don't make bets on anything anymore unless I know for sure Wiki has the right answer - MY answer. :)
Jmartens Jmartens 6 years
As great of a resource as it wikipedia is, the concept of "editable by anyone" is a complete joke. There is a group of elitist that basically claim ownership over entries. You can't contribute unless they say so. And if you aren't one of their wiki-buddies, you aint contributing.
caroline_1 caroline_1 6 years
i read entries, but don't always believe every piece of information found on there.. for instance, right after DJ AM's death, someone added song lyrics from Boys Like Girls' song "Thunder" to the section about his romantic/personal life
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 6 years
Wikipedia is my go to source for pretty much everything and from the I find other information that is a more validated. I'm also one of those nerdy kids who edit Wikipedia when they find a speling or puncuation error. But I did once start a page for a teenage actor from and Australian show I thought was hot. ;) I was 16 at the time, so I've forgiven myself.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 6 years
Wikipedia is my go to source for pretty much everything and from the I find other information that is a more validated. I'm also one of those nerdy kids who edit Wikipedia when they find a speling or puncuation error. But I did once start a page for a teenage actor from and Australian show I thought was hot. ;) I was 16 at the time, so I've forgiven myself.
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