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Do you use Wikipedia?  I use it daily.

What is Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia (hehe), “Wikipedia (pronounced /ˌwiːkiˈpiːdiə/ or /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/) is a multilingual, Web-based, free content encyclopedia project.”

Although it has been around since 2001, it wasn’t until about a year or two ago that it unintentionally became a new way of searching for me.  Wikipedia typically has the best description and details about WHATEVER you are looking for.  Rather than search the Internet in general, a typical search for me often includes the word “wiki”.

Wikipedia is user contributed content.  I find it often offers the best answers in a format and consistency I prefer.

For example:
Google, “wiki disney”.  Typically, the first results (when including the word wiki), will be the official site of that topic on Wikipedia.

Or, Google, “wiki rome”.  Wikipedia’s full of details for all information concerning the city. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome)

Or, try “wiki miracle fruit” for an interesting bit of information I learned the other day.

Rather than wade through unknown sites for information, try adding wiki in your search to see if you can quickly get exactly what you’re looking for.

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