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- Please read:
- A personal appeal
- from Wikipedia author Joan Gomà
- A message from Wikipedia author Joan Gomà
It wasn't wrong, but it wasn't right enough. I found a Wikipedia article on a topic that I had studied when I was a math student. I noticed that a few important points were missing. I hit the edit button, made some changes, and I've been writing and editing ever since.
Wikipedia is the sum of all those moments of discovery by millions of editors like me. People across the world add their time and energy to the vast, ever-growing store of knowledge that Wikipedia has become.
More than 400 million people use Wikipedia and its sister sites every month. In fact, it's the fifth most popular website in the world.
But what's really remarkable about Wikipedia is that it's the product of volunteers working one entry at a time. And because Wikipedia is free of advertising, those of us who create and use Wikipedia have to protect and sustain it.
That's what the annual Wikipedia fundraising campaign is all about. And it's why I've made my personal donation.
I hope you'll choose to join me today in making a donation of $20, $35, $50 or whatever you can to keep Wikipedia free.