Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From Gimleteye: Please donate to Wikipedia … by gimleteye

This is a giving time of year, and I'd like to make a pitch for your charitable donation to a website that has become an indispensable part of my reading and learning: Wikipedia. If you are curious and use the internet to search for subject material and history of interest, it is likely that you are also a visitor to the Wikipedia website … the following is the email encouragement that I recently followed:

Thank you for helping keep Wikipedia online and ad-free. It's been a year since you donated and a year since we've asked. This is your annual reminder.

If all our past donors simply gave again today, we wouldn't have to worry about fundraising for the rest of the year. Please help us get back to improving Wikipedia.

We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 175 staff but serve 500 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn.

To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.

If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online and ad-free another year.


Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder

P.S. The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit charity. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried to edit Wikipedia? The administrators are Nazis.