Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 5 Pillars of Wikipedia

1. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Makes sense, right? It's not a textbook, it’s not a directory, but an encyclopedia.

2. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view. Wikipedia should be descriptive, not opinionated.

3. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute. In a sense, no one entity owns or controls all of Wikipedia.

4. Editors should treat each other with respect and civility. If Wikipedia is going to work, everyone needs to get along.

5. Wikipedia has no firm rules. Rules are meant to support the encyclopedia, and can change over time.