Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanks Wikipedia!

I am a Wikipedia junkie.  I look everything up on that site.  Since I have been publishing articles, I use it a lot for the free photography.  That's right F-R-E-E favorite word.  Did you know that you can use any photos on Wikipedia as long as you provide attribution to the original source?

Before I started publishing articles I used the site at least twice a week, now I use it at least once a day.  Today, I was looking for a picture of flax seeds for my next article,

Source: Sanjay Acharya
when I noticed a link to the following message:

"Google might have close to a million servers. Yahoo has something like 13,000 staff. We have 400 servers and 73 staff.

Wikipedia is the #5 site on the web and serves 454 million different people every month – with billions of page views.

Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn't belong here. Not in Wikipedia.

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

When I founded Wikipedia, I could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but I decided to do something different. We’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight. We fulfill our mission, and leave waste to others.

If everyone reading this donated $20, we would only have to fundraise for one day a year. But not everyone can or will donate. And that's fine. Each year just enough people decide to give.

This year, please consider making a donation of $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can to protect and sustain Wikipedia.


Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder"

I can't resist helping them out and asking you to donate if you use Wikipedia.  I have provided a link to the donation page here.  They accept credit cards and PayPal.

Thanks for listening,


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