But this isn’t the most important thing about Wikipedia. The most important thing is that it’s one of the largest open source platforms of them all.
You know when you’re doing a research project for school/uni and your teacher tells you not to use Wikipedia but you do anyway?
Well given the fact that it’s an open source, which means that anyone can change up the information on it because the platform is designed to be publicly accessible, it really isn’t a reliable source. With over 100,000 active volunteers adding info to the site, who knows what’s legit and what’s not.
Obvs the opposite of an open source is a closed source which doesn’t allow its users to alter or change the software in anyway (think iOS or Microsoft Office).
So hey, seen as any old Tom, Dick or Harry can edit info on Wikipedia, maybe listen to your teachers, cause Wiki really isn’t a reliable source (even if it does have an answer for EVERYTHING amongst its 3.8Million articles).