Wikipedia: Here to stay

How much is Wikipedia worth?

Way more than you think. In this interview on Marketplace.org, WikiMedia Foundation Executive director Sue Gardner revealed some astonishing numbers. The WikiMedia Foundation uses a similar fund-raising model to that of public radio to support entities including Wikipedia, explains host @KaiRyssdal.

In its latest campaign, the site raised an astounding $2.7 million per day. I find it encouraging to hear that, despite the lack of academic validity and the overwhelming gender imbalance among its editors (nine out of ten male, says Gardner), Wikipedia is being acknowledged by investors as an information resource that should be sustained. Its clean, speedy, ad-free interface and wealth of useful factoids is worth every penny.

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