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Google Donates $2 Million To Wikimedia Foundation  (View post)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
9 years ago4,401 views

<< Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation. The official announcement will be made tomorrow. (Wednesday) >>

washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/cont ...

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Long live Google the generous =)

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

madlid [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

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DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

What about Wikileaks?

Michael Martinez [PersonRank 5]

9 years ago #

So Google thinks that Wikipedia is more important than Haiti.

Interesting.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Oh you're right, because Google didn't direct lots of donations to Haiti through it's homepage. Oh yeah, and Haiti is the only important thing in the world right now. Donations anywhere else should be redirected to Haiti. Yepp.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Suppose Knol had been wildly successful, and looked as if it would eventually catch up with Wikipedia.

I wonder whether Google would be considering a donation in those circumstances.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

"co-founder", please, to be accurate:

larrysanger.org/roleinwp.html

Michael Martinez [PersonRank 5]

9 years ago #

"Oh you're right, because Google didn't direct lots of donations to Haiti through it's homepage."

Because Google gave only $1 million to Haiti (as opposed to $2 million to Wikipedia), and because Google drives tons of traffic to Wikipedia through millions of search results every month despite the fact that millions of people have complained about how annoying Wikipedia is (since it's an unstable source of factual, relevant information).

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

DPic kicked the right targets. I wish I could make such humor.

Wikipedia or its content did offense or annoy somebody from time to time.

I cheer for Google's donation to Wikipedia, and ecosystem becomes even better.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Seth, I changed the post now for "founder" to "co-founder", I think that's more accurate, though at the time of writing I figured using the word founder would not be necessarily "exclusive founder", but I guess now it's more explicit and correct...

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Thanks, Philipp.

It matters – see:

blog.citizendium.org/?p=470

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