Friday, December 26, 2008

Wikipedia Appeal .....

The folks at Wikipedia - "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" - are hoping to find one more gift under the tree this holiday season.

Appearing occasionally as a header on Wikipedia's pages is a link to
this appeal from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales.

"At its core, Wikipedia is driven by a global community of more than 150,000 volunteers - all dedicated to sharing knowledge freely," Wales writes. "Over almost eight years, these volunteers have contributed more than 11 million articles in 265 languages. More than 275 million people come to our website every month to access information, free of charge and free of advertising."

"Today I am going to ask you to support Wikipedia with a donation"

Not much about this in the news, at this time ... and only a small number of posts on the blogosphere. There is
this look at Wiki's appeal from blogger Michael Singer at, and another, with discussion from blogger Sidin Vadukut at the Wall Street Journal's ... I suspect more will start showing up as everyone emerges from the holidays.

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