Like it or not, you’ve probably used Wikipedia or one of its sister sites at least once. It used to be pretty much a cesspool of people’s dumb internet jokes, but they’ve taken strong action at curbing the derogatory or just plain dumb entries and edits. If you ever saw George W. Bush’s entry during the mid-years of his presidency–before the crack down–you’ll know what I’m talking about. In any case, Wikipedia is one of the best resources on the ‘net today (in my opinion) and needs monetary support from the people who use it in order for it to stay on top of its game; more importantly, to remain free and/or unobstructed by advertisements.
I just gave $10 to them for a few reasons:
- They’re my primary resource to link to in a post to help people learn/understand what I’m talking about.
- I use them probably at least once per day in either a fact-finding mission for something useful or for a quick answer for some spur-of-the-moment office trivia (more for the latter, for which I am very grateful!).
- I hate advertisements with a passion, especially the flat out stupid ones on most websites today. To see Wikipedia graffiti’ed with it would be a shame.
…and for anyone wondering, NO, Wikileaks (aka: WikiWankers) is not affiliated with Wikipedia.