Wikipedia, to me, is a quick source that can define a word or event that I am unfamiliar with. I would never reference Wikipedia in a college paper or in anything, to be honest. But, it briefly explains something that I am unfamiliar with and am interested in knowing what it is. I know that Wikipedia can be edited by any consumer. But there are such editors that keep an eye out for outrageous statements that could be made on a Wikipedia page. They may not catch the error within seconds or even minutes, which is a downfall for consumers that do trust this “free encyclopedia”.