Does Wikipedia the website belong to the so-called ‘social media’? Considering the anti social behaviour on the site you might doubt. Take this: If a person is afraid of (seeing) spiders, and comes to know that this is called ‘arachnophobia’, would it be a good idea to check it out at Wikipedia?
Maybe not. The article ‘Arachnophobia’ exists in 28 languages, and in 22 of them you see a picture of a spider. In af, cs, de, eo, et, is and ru it is even a photograph, usually of an especially big, fat spider. The others show a drawing. Wikipedia in Russian, to make sure to scare off really everybody, put in the drawing and a photograph.
On some of the talk pages, there has been actually controversy. User:Thomas, der Bader (a physician, by the way) on the German talk page said: ‘Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, no cosy forum for arachnophobics.’