The Wiki software genre as applied to a public encyclopedia
It is very popular due to its ability to its loose licensing policies, which allow it to be included in commercial Web sites
(such as Answers.com), as well as the general bias
most of the Internet
has in favor of open-source software
Due to these financially-driven reasons, it is is always within the first results of a search query.
If you are going to read any Wikipedia article, it is important to first read the "Talk
" page, as registered Wikipedia users are notorious for their elitism
. Wikipedia is run similar to a pure democracy
, where any viewpoint with support over 50% has the final say.
Both of these reasons lead to inaccuracies
and subjective deletion policies, including musical genres
any Web search can prove legitimate and unique Web sites featured in the mainstream press
is often found on Wikipedia, which can contribute the motives and viewpoints behind the deletion activities.
Wikipedia also invents words and phrases (such as "fancruft
") and instructs registered users not to use them outside of Wikipedia's editing process.
Supporters point to studies claiming that Wikipedia is more credible than major encyclopedias, while opponents point to major negative news events, occurrences of censorship and alleged political/religious biases, and founder Jimbo Wales
' beliefs in Ayn Rand
as applied to his personal life.
Wikipedia is a very popular result with search engines. It is a real shame that readers don't investigate the behind-the-scenes activities, of which they may or may not approve...