An online encyclopedia, also called a digital compilation, is a reference accessible online. One of the popular Online Encyclopedia is Wikipedia. It is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web.
Best of Wikipedia
Having contributors from many areas of the world, Wikipedia provides its readers with a “world view” that could not be provided simply by a few contributors from a limited region. It also serves to eliminate cultural bias in articles. To use an extended metaphor, Wikipedia is very fertile soil for knowledge.
Can I edit Wikipedia?
Anyone can – it’s open to all and can be modified and edited by anyone. However, Wikipedia’s administrators protect some pages from direct editing if they believe they are regularly subjected to “vandalism” – the addition of abusive language or falsehoods.
Can I write on Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who write without pay. Anyone with internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism.