Daniel asked 4 months ago · 10 answers

Is wikipedia a good source of knowledge?

It's a good place to start if you've never heard of something before, bc sometimes all you need is a little primer. But if you intend to understand something deeply you have to look elsewhere

It's great for quickly finding out the basics about something you don't know about. I use it a lot to find out about bands. I must know where bands are from for some unknown reason...

At least it is curated and has a policy of removing nonsense based upon fact checking and when you are a knowledgable person you can add, edit, remove with a good chance of keeping a topic clean of opinions that muddy the waters. Compared to Twitter this looks like heaven.

As Andy said, it’s a good beginning. Gives you a broad but general overview of a subject.

It's a good start to research, as it'll point you in the right direction - but a terrible end to it.

It's probably a good starting point if you really want to do a deeper dive into a subject, not sure how much I trust it alone

I like it. I know it's not perfect, and it seems to be especially biased toward The Establishment, but I once read that they did a study comparing error rates on Wikipedia to some iconic encyclopedia (I forget which one), and it was like 6.5% compared to the real encyclopedia being 6%, or something like that.

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