Wikipedia – A Teacher’s Sworn Enemy

So I thought I’d mix it up and challenge everyone to do a little side research (20 minutes) about Wikipedia. The ever popular website slowly became the focus of some discussions surrounding surface surfing. One of the great comments made was that we are now able to find information fast – crucial when no depth is required. We will be discussing this during our meeting on Monday, but ever so briefly.

I am sure that all teachers have researched Wikipedia before, but I’m hoping that everyone might explore the following anyway:

Who runs Wikipedia?
Can anyone post to Wikipedia?
Who edits Wikipedia?
What are the editorial restrictions on Wikipedia?
What are the editorial flags on Wikipedia regarding erroneous information?

Oh… please don’t use Wikipedia to answer those questions…