Post by prodigalone on Nov 19, 2011 18:52:46 GMT -5
Looks like its time for wikipedia's yearly donation drive... Jimmy Wales' puppy dog eyes are sort of convincing. Last year I gave 5 bux. That's the only time I've donated. I wonder what percentage of people on the Internet have used vs. donated to the site.
Their drives always strike me as "boo hoo, look at how small and helpless we are... Won't you be our friend?"
Post by Supertramp78 on Nov 19, 2011 20:08:24 GMT -5
according to a source other than wiki, Mr. Wales makes a living is by getting $50,000 to $70,000 per speaking engagement when he goes and lectures about Wikipedia. He made his money in the financial industry. Wiki, per se, doesn't pay him anything.
Post by Village Idiot on Nov 19, 2011 21:08:14 GMT -5
If one of your options would have been "0 dollars", I believe you'd get more votes. I use Wiki quit a bit to look up quick stuff that I want an answer to, but the only reason I do so is because it's the first thing that pops up when I google something up. I do like the formatting, especially when looking something up on a person, but I could easily find my information another way if the place didn't exist.
The whole idea of wikipedia is genius, but I thought it was also self-sustaining. A bunch of people who like doing things like adding information do so, others edit, all for free. Other than maintaining a website, I'm curious as to what the cost is.
This old world we're livin' in Is mighty hard to beat We get a thorn with every rose But ain't the roses sweet