How often do you visit Wikipedia?

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How often do you visit Wikipedia?

Missmarc Missmarc
Hi everyone, I woke up today thinking about how I use Wikipedia more and more frequently. In the beginning, I only used it as a source of information for research for papers/reports. Nowadays I pretty much check Wikipedia for anything I am curious about. Last night, I used Wikipedia to check what major brands of chocolate are there. Of course, it doesn't tell me everything I need to know, but it's a very good place to go and get a general picture of things.

This isn't a poll about effectiveness of Wikipedia. I know it's written by people with various backgrounds and education levels, and each article may have inaccurate/biased information. I am simply curious to find out if people are visiting Wikipedia as much as me

So how often do you visit Wikipedia? Thank you for voting!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
More than once a day
Annemarie , SomewhatSomewhere , Spaceman , Zombie Ghost , Ciao. , Rod Martini , Aberrant , hiroshiro , dv8 , KyotoAngel , Azule , Interesante
12  (20%)
A few times a week
Taylor , BobbiJay , Highmaintenancegirl916 , Rossie , Miss Madeline , AnotherPrettyFace , kz916 , True Pleasures , namelesschaos , wetone123 , Ice1 , MissCandyland , loveshocks , K101 , ksparkles16 , interestingstuff , kittychilla , Errant Venture , - Kira - , slynch , zwee75 , Wild Orchid , padmeamidala , toxie m , kawigrl , ily , Lucky21 , Hadespark , Butterfly Princess
29  (48%)
Once a week
PassionateLover2 , ijako9 , Princess-Kayla ♥ , Brandonn , Allstars316
5  (8%)
A few times a month
Jennysweets , Lummox , Gary A. , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Alan & Michele , A.Mari , GONE! , EnChAnTiNg
8  (13%)
Once a month
A few times a year
acessorie , goodeatz , cburger
3  (5%)
Once a year
Less than once a year
I have never visited Wikipedia
Others, please share!
Tangerine , Jul!a , Wide Awake Daydream
3  (5%)
Total votes: 60
Poll is closed
02/17/2012
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Taylor Taylor
Probably not every day. But I use it several times a week for sure. It's definitely very helpful.
02/17/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
Several times a day, pretty much anytime I want to know general information about something.
02/17/2012
Jennysweets Jennysweets
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
Hi everyone, I woke up today thinking about how I use Wikipedia more and more frequently. In the beginning, I only used it as a source of information for research for papers/reports. Nowadays I pretty much check Wikipedia for anything I am curious ...
randomly
02/17/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
a few times a week.
02/17/2012
Tangerine Tangerine
I dont keep track but when ever I want to know about something that is where I usually end up
02/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangerine
I dont keep track but when ever I want to know about something that is where I usually end up
Me too.
02/17/2012
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
I love getting lost on Wikipedia, checking on one thing that I'm curious about and just clicking on more and more links til I've reached total information saturation for the day.
02/17/2012
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
Daily. I'm always on the place. I just like reading from there. It's a great springboard to find other sources for stuff.
02/17/2012
AnotherPrettyFace AnotherPrettyFace
i love the google wiki shortcut!
02/17/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
Hi everyone, I woke up today thinking about how I use Wikipedia more and more frequently. In the beginning, I only used it as a source of information for research for papers/reports. Nowadays I pretty much check Wikipedia for anything I am curious ...
A few times a month i guess
02/17/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I probably visit a couple times a week to look things up, check out wikis for shows to see episode lists, etc.
02/17/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Probably two or three times a week for various reasons.
02/17/2012
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I put a few times a month, but I know if we're working on a project then either he or I am on there more.
02/17/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Probably a couple of times a week.
02/18/2012
loveshocks loveshocks
I put a couple times a week. I can't use it as a reference for research, but it's great for general knowledge type things.
02/18/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
Hi everyone, I woke up today thinking about how I use Wikipedia more and more frequently. In the beginning, I only used it as a source of information for research for papers/reports. Nowadays I pretty much check Wikipedia for anything I am curious ...
Maybe once a week. I have a Kindle so I usually just click on a word there and that's how I find out about it. I used to visit it online a lot though because any time I see a word I don't know, it irritates me that I DON'T know it. Lol. I really love to learn so that's where that comes from. With my schooling though, it requires some a lot of learning with new words so I do frequently use some sort of dictionary.
02/18/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Not everyday, but I use it frequently during the week. If I'm curious about someone's life I search their name on wiki
02/18/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
While visiting the forum today, I was linked to Wikipedia to help explain something I didn't know. But usually once a week!
02/18/2012
kittychilla kittychilla
a few times a week.
02/18/2012
Zombie Ghost Zombie Ghost
I use it for some of the dumbest reasons, but I love useless knowledge.
02/18/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Fairly often, actually. Twice today. Like you said, it's not always entirely accurate, but it is the first place I look, if only to use it as a starting point.
02/18/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I use it a lot I think it's a lot of fun. I'm generally a knowledge omnivore and there's so much to learn. While I'm sure there are some less trustworthy articles on there it's a great reference source that covers virtually everything.
02/18/2012
ijako9 ijako9
I surf the web a lot but I only get to Wikipedia maybe once a week
02/18/2012
Rod Martini Rod Martini
I looove to learn, and I'm very curious, so I might visit Wikipedia on average 2-3 times a day.
02/18/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
Hi everyone, I woke up today thinking about how I use Wikipedia more and more frequently. In the beginning, I only used it as a source of information for research for papers/reports. Nowadays I pretty much check Wikipedia for anything I am curious ...
A few times a week
02/18/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
at least a few times a week
02/18/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
Probably around once a week.
02/18/2012
Brandonn Brandonn
maybe once a week
02/18/2012
hiroshiro hiroshiro
Pretty much EVERY DAY.. maybe multiple times a day, even...
02/18/2012
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