equals an encyclopedia by the people, for the people
Set aside an hour or so, and poke around Wikipedia. Not just the articles this time—get a feel for how it works. What’s that “Talk” tab all about, or “View history”? You’ll never know if you don’t look. And you might just find those links tell you more than the article they’re connected to—who created it, what they’ve been arguing about. Maybe you’ll notice some really good work on an article you care about. Maybe you’ll even figure out how to say “thanks.” If you do, you’ll make a Wikipedian’s day.