Wikipedia is a website that hosts a wealth of information for anyone to use and can contribute to, some of the main subjects that they feature are mathematics, science, history, people, technology and geography. Let's delve into a little more what Wikipedia has to offer.
English is the Wikipedia Encyclopedia website's primary language and has over 760000 articles in that language alone and has over 60000 articles in other languages and they are always expanding. So far there are articles in over two hundred languages including Italian, French, Arabic, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, German, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Albanian. The website has a complete list of what languages it caters for and you can always contribute to them as they are always looking for informative articles in other languages.
Anyone can become a member of the Wikipedia website. There are many you get with becoming a member apart from more advanced search features, here's what some of them are.
You get your own user name that you can use on the discussion boards and will be displayed on the articles that you contribute to. A talk page that is totally customizable where you can add signatures, change skins with html, changing thumbnail and editing box sizes and just being able to be more interactive with other users and the website. Currently there are more than 500000 members to Wikipedia.
All of the articles on the Wikipedia Encyclopedia website give easy to understand and well researched information and links to terms that are displayed in the article so you can get a better understanding of what they mean, they also have links to related articles and outside website's dealing with information on that certain topics so you can have more information if you need it. There are also links to the discussion board on the article page so you can talk to other Wikipedia users about the subject.
All of the articles offered are easily downloaded so you can refer back to them when you are offline or whenever you need them to make it easier for you.
You can find information on pretty much anything you can think of at Wikipedia from society, science, countries, presidents, animals, wars all the way to different sorts of farming, cultures and ancient history. They're all easy to find and are placed in categories and other references so you can find them quickly and you always have the ability of using the search to help you on your way to finding the article you need. They also have recent news related articles so you can keep up to date with what is happening around the world.
If you cannot find something that you need you can ask an expert, they will research and get the information back to you as quick as they can.
If you find an article that you think you can contribute to some way or another or whether you would like to post an informative article on your own, you are able to do it. Anyone can do it and are more than welcome to as Wikipedia is based on others articles. They do have some guidelines that you should know before you contribute here are what some of them are. Don't infringe copyright laws, always write from a neutral point of view, respect other users and don't be discriminative and state reliable and completely informative articles. There are many other guidelines that you should look up if you are interested in contributing. To contribute it is easy all you have to do is click on the edit this article link and follow the props from there.
Wikipedia has so much to offer, no matter who you are, you can gain something from using such a valued source whether it be learning, contributing or making new friends. Check it out today at http://en.wikipedia.org