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Wikipedia in money trouble as funds wear thin


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#1 Mario

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 02:32 AM

From the LA Times: "The new headquarters of one of the world's most popular websites is 3,000 square feet of rented space furnished with desks and chairs bought on the cheap from EBay and Craigslist.

A sheet of printer paper taped to the door says the office belongs to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia, the online almanac of anything and everything that users want to chronicle, from Thomas Aquinas to Zorba the Greek.

With about 300 million page views a day, the site by some estimates could be worth many hundreds of millions of dollars if it sold advertising space. It doesn't. Wikipedia's business plan is, basically, to hold out a tin cup whenever it runs low on funds, which is very often."


This is a very interesting article, especially since wikipedia has changed the face of the internet. Check it out @ The LA Times
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:34 AM

damn i wouldnt of known that i would like to buy out that company and invest in it lol...
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