12.01.2012

Wikipedia

I bought a new planner, and at a suggestion from Aki, I was all ready to do a post on it, but then I went on Wikipedia for an I-should-be-studying-right-now-but-it-is-imperative-that-I-immediately-learn-everything-there-is-to-learn-about-the-Costco-corporation break, and noticed the Wikimedia foundation plea to donate.
For those of you, who've been around for a while, you know that I am extremely invested in volunteering and "giving back" in my community, and have posted about why I think it's important before. I don't know about you guys, but I use Wikipedia literally every day. It's a resource that has been absolutely invaluable to me all through school and college and I know that some of the things I like most about it are that it's free and devoid of annoying ads. I'm always wary about what my donation is going to, because I don't have a lot of spending room in my budget, but Wikipedia's all about transparency and you can see their finances and goals and everything on the foundation website. Maybe it seems silly, but I love Wikipedia and I want to see it free as long as possible, so I donated the little that I could.

So you know, read up on the organization, click on the picture and donate if the spirit moves you!

6 comments:

  1. I donated a couple of weeks ago- whenever I see the banner asking for donations I do it (like 5 bucks) because I use it so frequently.

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  2. I do hope you get back to your planner post though! ;)

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  3. thanks for sharing this with us! i actually really love wikipedia as well (even though people say we shouldn't trust it, haha!). ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  4. Don't be using poor wikipedia as an excuse to procrastinate on your planner post. HAHA! JK! That would only be true if I were the one trying to write a planner post. #procrastinationforever

    I also love and use wikipedia almost daily and was moved by their fundraising efforts.

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  5. I remember when Wiki first came out, it used to be a joke if you used Wiki as any sort of reference - nowadays it is my go-to reference. I love that the Wiki people want to keep things grassroots.

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  6. Wow! How awesome of you! I agree, i love wikipedia and hope it can remain free! Thanks to you hopefully it can!

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