My First Experience with Wikipedia

So this past week I decided to get into Wikipedia contribution. Let me tell you about my experience. I decided to edit the Wikipedia page involving the PS Vita. I chose this page for two reasons. The first of which is that I have been researching the new PS Vita slim that was recently announced and released in Japan this past October. I’m was doing this research so that I can make an informed decision about whether not I’m going to buy one. I want to buy some kind of mobile console as it is something I have wanted for a while now. The second reason is that the section on the PS Vita Slim had terrible grammar and writing issues so I wanted to fix it.

I was quite surprised at how engaging it was. I began to want to check up on the page and see if anybody had updated what I said or corrected some error I had made. Oddly enough there wasn’t really any changes made to the section I edited. I guess that means that nobody had any problems with it so that’s good. I expected there to a be a little bit more interaction with other Wikipedia contributors, but there wasn’t. It may have been just because I picked a page that didn’t have too much activity.

It was definitely an interesting first experience, I feel like I may be more likely to edit Wikipedia in the future.


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