It could be a realization that experts don't know everything.
Why is it that the same type of people who used to say Wikipedia isn't a credible place to find sources tend to be the same who now regard Facebook Memes as facts?
I can't think of anybody who views online memes as "facts." Sometimes they are cute or humorous. Sometimes they are useful tools to highlight a point, in the same way as a political cartoon, but they are not "facts."
Think about it---aren't they still showing the same amount of insight into reality?
Beats me, DDX. Gullibility in the information age has no bounds.
I dunno, DDX, I find accepting facts without verifying them is not a good idea, and when using the Wiki, I do check the resources. It's much like accepting a couple of well known religious magazines when they quote this expert or that, and not checking it out. They usually fall flat in their misquotes, or the expert is actually nonexistent, or so old that the info is WAY out of date. I once emailed one of their "quotes" and asked if he said what was quoted by the publisher, against the big bang, he replied and said "Well, maybe, but it is proven fact now".