Why is Wikipedia so boring?

Do you find Wikipedia boring? Why? Why Wikipedia is not so great?


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  1. 1 Information overload

    Wikipedia is full of useful information but as a the brain has a certain capacity for information absorption information overload can easily happen. Once the brain gets tired the site can seem boring.

  2. 2 Very long pages

    Wikipedia has considerably longer pages than most sites. The fact that the the articles can be very long makes the brain anticipate a great amount of effort even before a person starts reading. See long vs short articles - which is better.

  3. 3 The style of writing is overly professional

    The style of writing , which is considered very professional, can make the person believe that he is reading an academic book or a scientific paper. This style of writing can be considered boring by some people.

  4. 4 Many complex terms

    Wikipedia is full of complex terms. The more the person can't recognize certain terms the more his brain has to work harder to understand the information and the more boring the page appears to be. See why reading makes a person sleepy.

  5. 5 Little pictures

    Wikipedia is composed mainly of text and sometimes supporting pictures are added. The brain does more effort to understand text than the effort it does to recognize pictures. The low number of images makes the site harder to read.

  6. 6 Few white spaces

    The absence of large wide spaces inside the pages of Wikipedia makes the text harder to read for the brain. A person can easily get bored of the site as his brain becomes tired.

  7. 7 The design looks so serious

    The design of Wikipedia was made to look too serious to match the theme of the site. While the serious design helps the Wikipedia brand by making it consistent still it can make the pages seem boring to some readers.

  8. 8 It's associated with homework

    Many people use Wikipedia for homework research. This fact makes the site easily remind those people of studying or obligations. This factor can make the site seem boring to those people.

  9. 9 Too many internal links

    The fact that pages are strongly interlinked can make it hard for a person to understand one page without going through many other pages. The endless search for information can make people bored.


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