>WikiPedia Hits Fund-Raising Target In Record Time

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Wikipedia reached its $16 million fund-raising goal with its shortest public appeal ever.
The money came from half a million people in 140 countries donating an average of $22 each, the Wikimedia Foundation said in a New Year’s Day blog post.
Wikipedia turns 10 on January 15th, a decade during which the globally crowdsourced online encyclopedia weathered fierce criticism about its reliability and banishment from academia while at the same time being so popular it serves up pretty consistent top 10 Google results for any search.
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