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Don't Panic
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At 05.00 UTC on 18th January 2012 Wikipedia is blacking out for 24hrs as a protest against proposed US legislation.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I wouldn't miss it...

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-Jan-12
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Toffeeapple said:

I wouldn't miss it...

I wouldn't notice it.....big_laughbig_laugh

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I would! surprised Well maybe not 24 hours but I still find it a great resource for first stop informationcheers

Tue 17-Jan-12
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Really?!  I don't trust it one bit.

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-Jan-12
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It has actually been proved to be quite good and comparable to "proper" encyclopaedias. I know there have been cases of people tampering with it but for your normal run of the mill sort of thing like identifying plants, a person or a country, it is a good first stop. I would never rely on it for an article but it helps when doing some research because it might have alternative names, or the Latin name or some snippets of useful information.

Tue 17-Jan-12
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Like you, Joanna, I do find it a very useful first stop.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I quite like wikipedia. I actually use it a lot in work to do background reading since it can sometimes be a bit difficult to make sense of a paper which launches straight into the science.

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wave I like Wikipedia too and often use it to check information or find out something new.

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I use it too as it answers lots of questions. There was talk of google joining in too which would be really difficult!

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Wed 18-Jan-12
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I use it for definitions of words and geographical info. It can be unreliable for some searches. I would not necessaily miss it if it went off permanently, but I think it is the implication of the proposed US anti piracy law which could affect internet users worldwide that is the concern.

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Oh you mean from the land of the free? whistle

Wed 18-Jan-12
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And the home of the brave, to quote the national anthem... whistle

But very scared of new ideas...

Thu 19-Jan-12
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