Do We Ever Give Back to Wikipedia, Free Generous Provider of about 90% Web Information?

by Uche Onegeria 30 Nov , 2016  

For a search engine where 90% of our my search results come from, I think this might be the 2nd time Wikipedia has asked me for a donation in more than a decade. But somehow, this time, I obliged. If you read through their request (below), you will find sufficient reasons to donate to them.

To all our dear readers in Canada:

Time is running out in 2016 to help Wikipedia. To protect our independence, we will never run ads. We are sustained by donations averaging about $15. Only a tiny portion of our readers give. Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this right now gave $3, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. That’s right, the price of a cup of coffee is all we need. If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online and growing. We are a non-profit with the costs of a top ten website: servers, staff and programs. We serve millions of readers, but we run on a fraction of what other top sites spend. We believe knowledge is a foundation. A foundation for human potential, for freedom, for opportunity. We believe everyone should have access to knowledge—for free, without restriction, without limitation. Please help us end the fundraiser and improve

Wikipedia. Thank you.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten Internet property.
Please donate here if you can.

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