Half a million people donate to keep Wikipedia free

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Wikipedia has just ended their shortest fundraiser and most successful year ever, raising $16 million from more than 500,000 people in 2010 –compared to the 230,000 people for $7.5 million donations in 2009.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales listed out some milestones about the latest effort:

  • Over 500,000 donations to the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Almost 130,000 donations to the local Wikimedia chapters world-wide.
  • Two of the largest fundraising days in Wikipedia history.
  • Average donation size: about $22.

[source: RWW & CBSNews]

3 COMMENTS

  1. karena wikipedia artikelnya lengkap menurut saya, dan lagi sumbernya juga terpercaya,, setuju dengan donasi itu agar webnya gratis

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