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I got a lot of funny looks ten years ago when I started talking to people about Wikipedia.
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Let’s just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge - all for the simple purpose of sharing.
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No ads. No agenda. No strings attached.
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A decade after its founding, nearly 400 million people use Wikipedia and its sister sites every month - almost a third of the Internet-connected world.
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It is the 5th most popular website in the world - but Wikipedia isn’t anything like a commercial website. It is a community creation, written by volunteers making one entry at a time. You are part of our community. And I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
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Together, we can keep it free of charge and free of advertising. We can keep it open - you can use the information in Wikipedia any way you want. We can keep it growing - spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
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Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and others all across the Wikimedia community to help sustain our joint enterprise with a modest donation of $20, $35, $50 or more.
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If you value Wikipedia as a source of information - and a source of inspiration - I hope you’ll choose to act right now.
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All the best,
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Jimmy Wales
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Founder, Wikipedia
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P.S. Wikipedia is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world.
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