I’m a big Wikipedia fan. The number of times I’ve said, “Just Wiki it” is ridiculous. It’s practically a bet settler for me and almost always comes up with great information.
Ilya Lichtenstein suggests 9 other uses for The free online encyclopedia. In some parts of the world you can’t reference Wikipedia for essays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it.
Cliffs Notes Replacement. Don’t want to read that weighty tome for your literature class? Don’t worry, Wikipedia is on your side. Just type in the name of the book, and you will be presented with a plot summary, themes, symbols, and other in-depth analysis.
Have your own suggestions? I use it heaps while writing articles on celebrities and need some background information. Also there is no better resource for anything ‘geek’ related.
Nine Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Wikipedia - [Neomeme.net]