My mother is confused and I hope I an clarify what Wikipedia is?
An Encyclopedia of Information on the internet. It like taking World Book Encyclopedias or Encyclopedia Britannica and put them on the internet.
HOWEVER then you allow the readers of the online Encyclopedia to write articles and make better. They can actually edit the Encyclopedia and change the pages. This allows the site to become bigger and hopefully better as time goes on as it uses the whole world to help in the project.
I created a username and logged in trying to learn myself, I think I made a page of HoboTraveler.com. I am hoping the world can edit my page and tell me who I am... ? I am not sure how this works yet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Hobotraveler.com