Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wikipedia is new Online News King

The free online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia has notched up the top spot in the list of best online news and information destinations. Latest surveys praise Wiki to the skies, as the site claims to have had more than 46.8 million visitors in May 2007. Right behind it is Weather Channel – more than ten million visitors away!

Users love this site because of its feature of real time editing, wherein a news story is presented as an article laden with facts, within few minutes of breaking out. Take the Virginia Tech Shootout incident or the launch of Apple iPhone, Wikipedia was one of the first information sources to present these stories.

And, the best part is, this is a people's forum. Common users collaborate with qualified editors to write articles. Even press reporters are now referring to this site for their stories. Indeed, it is happy time for news mongers!

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