1. Editing Wikipedia articles is quite simple. Almost anyone can modify an article by clicking the "edit"
link. It is not essential to obtain formal peer review for revisions because everyone who reads and
corrects an article is a reviewer in this setting. In essence, Wikipedia is self-correcting; as more
people contribute, entries get better over time. Wikipedia has mastered the art of "consensus-
seeking" since there is an extensive infrastructure for people looking for comments or other
viewpoints on editorial matters. The community is typically fast to react to questionable adjustments
(if any) and either rollback or question them, therefore we prefer (in most circumstances) that
people just go in and make the changes they see necessary.
The biggest, most complete, and easiest-to-access knowledge collection to date in the history of
humanity is found on Wikipedia, which is by far the largest encyclopaedia in the world. The largest
edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which has 65,000 articles, was once the largest
encyclopaedia in the world, but with more than six million entries, the English Wikipedia has already
grown to be more than twenty times that size. Information is becoming more available than ever
with each new article. Wikipedia is a great resource for quickly learning contentious issues because
of its neutral stance on various viewpoints.
The success of Wikipedia is primarily dependent on its users, or Wikipedians.
Everyone can join Wikipedia, but does this actually work in practice?
According to the theory, Wikipedians who are a part of the Wiki-community are a unique set of
individuals with unique traits. We have offered the factor model shown below to account for these
2. Users' factors
Knowledge of computers Motivation Neutrality
Factors of expertise
strong rate of change
This involves technology
simplicity of use
Wide-ranging and multilingual
The success of knowledge creation and sharing is achieved by the interaction of all these variables.
Eight out of ten college students use Wikipedia as their first stop when looking for information,
according to a University of Washington survey.