What is Wikipedia? It’s the free encyclopedia. More interestingly, it’s a free online encyclopedia that is edited by its readers.
You may have already heard the name "wiki", which is the name for a type of web site that is created by its visitors. Many wikis allow anonymous editing, at least to some extent.
More wiki’s require users to create accounts before giving them creation or editing permissions. Others restrict editing capabilities to authorized users, but use wiki software because of its ease of content creation and handling.
Wikipedia is available in ten (10) languages, although the numbers of articles in each language differ. Of course, you can also use an electronic translator, such as http://www.google.com/translate, to translate articles into even more languages. Electronic translators don’t often have the translational finesse of a human translator; on the other hand, they’re fast and can give you a reasonable understanding of the content being translated.
You can spend hours digging through Wikipedia for fun, or find the information you want very quickly with its search functions.
Visit Wikipedia.org and learn more about just about everything…