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Do you like Wikipedia and is it in your top five most often visited websites?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18502 points ) December 13th, 2012

Also, please list your top five websites if you don’t mind, with or without Wikipedia in it.

I just donated money to Wikipedia. I may have done it once already before. I realized Wikipedia is in the top five websites I visit and have enjoyed and have learned so much from it. And I don’t want it to be in jeopardy of shutting down. A non-profit with 150 employees maintaining a site used by 430 million-?

Do you think Wiki deserves the donation it is seeking-?

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18 Answers

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, I am a volunteer on Wikipedia, I donate to the site, and I visit it several times a day.
2. Fluther
3. local newspaper
4. my blog
5. flickr
I do most of my internet searches on Goodsearch.com to benefit my favorite charity and I click on thehungersite.com every day.

filmfann's avatar

Google
Fluther
Facebook
AOL
IMDB

Brian1946's avatar

Flooder
IMDb
Google
Wiki

FutureMemory's avatar

I love Wikipedia. Definitely in my top 5.

Sites I visit most:

Wikipedia
YouTube
Fluther
Netflix
Imgur

zenvelo's avatar

I use it for general non-critical research all the time. But then again I don’t do that much really critical searches these days.

My top five:
Gmail
Facebook
Fluther
Yahoo
SFGate

hearkat's avatar

I do frequently use Wikipedia as a reference, and IMDB. I keep meaning to donate, but the fund drives seem to happen when I’m strapped. Right now when I next have a little budgetary breathing room, I plan to send some more money to a friend who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.

I am mostly mobile on the web, so I use apps instead of visiting sites. Social and shopping sites are probably what I use the web for most often.

SuperMouse's avatar

I use Wikipedia but not with much regularity. My top five websites are (in no particular order after Fluther):

1. Fluther
2. Facebook
3. Apparelyzed
4. NPR
5. Buzzfeed

jonsblond's avatar

I use it, but not that often.

Facebook
Fluther
Accuweather
My daughter’s grade school website
Food Network

linguaphile's avatar

Love Wikipedia! I plan to donate tomorrow, when I get a bit more money. My top 5 visited sites:
My school’s websites (email, D2L, etc)
Fluther
Facebook
YouTube
My gmail accounts

I do go on Wikipedia often, but it’s not one of my top 5.

For Wikipedia fans, there’s a game I LOVE to play. Here’s how to play:
1. All the players need their own computer, set to Wikipedia’s homepage. Wiki has a “topic of the day.” That’s the starting spot.
2. One player picks a totally random topic. The objective is to get from the starting spot to the random topic faster than your competitors.
3. Moves can ONLY be made by clicking on the blue hyperlinks and going forward. Clicking back to previous screens is not allowed.
4. First person to get to the random topic wins that round and has to show the history so others can see how he/she got there.
5. The random topic becomes the new starting point. Make sure everyone’s on the same page. The next player picks a new topic, and go!
6. FIrst person to get 5 wins, wins the game. It can be played alone—

Warning… there REALLY are some topics that do not have their own page on Wiki. I picked “freon” once and there are blue hyperlinks that say “freon” but no “freon” page. It links to “refrigerant.” For that, my friends and I agreed that the first person to prove the page doesn’t exist wins that round.

livelaughlove21's avatar

I use it for quick facts, or when looking up brand new info. Unfortunately, I can’t use it for any real research or school assignments because it’s not considered a reliable source.

Google
Facebook
Fluther
Makeupalley
Pinterest

OpryLeigh's avatar

I do like it but it isn’t in my top 5.

Local police force website (for local news)
BBC Traffic
Twitter
Facebook
Fluther

El_Cadejo's avatar

I like it but my top 5 sites are all porn. That’s what the internet was invented for wasn’t it?

gailcalled's avatar

I use it regularly and just sent them a donation.

Other sites;

Slate
NYT
(Drudge, to see what the opposition is up to)
The Oatmeal
Buzzfeed.

wundayatta's avatar

I use them. Not sure how often.

fluther
philadelphia inquirer
google
new york times
huffington post
slate
salon

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Wikipedia is quite amazing!
It’s tough to choose a top 5:
Buzzfeed
Youtube
NationStates
Memebase
Wikipedia

livelaughlove21's avatar

@uberbatman That reminds me of a joke a friend of mine told me recently…

“They say 60% of the Internet is porn. Isn’t that crazy? That means that there’s 40% of the Internet I haven’t seen yet.”

mazingerz88's avatar

@uberbatman Name…them…sites…please. : )

Mine are…

1. Netflix
2. Hulu
3. Fluther
4. Facebook
5. Wikipedia

…and to the 6th place go @uberbatman‘s favorite sites.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

Wikipedia is fun, but I wouldn’t say it’s in my top five. As others have said, it’s not reliable. I consider it a portal, where I can get a general sense of the topic and keywords I can use to then conduct a more reliable search for the information I need.

Since I use the internet a lot at work, my top five are mostly job boards (think Indeed, Jobing, etc.). In my spare time (what spare time?!?) my top five are probably news sites, such as CNN, SFGate, Google News, BBC, IHT, etc.

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