Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way

Jimmy Wales - Wiki Family

Source: Wikimedia Foundation.

Imagine a world in which every single human being
can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

The vision statement atop the Wikimedia Foundation home page says it all.
Wikimedia is the 4th largest website in world.
Yes, fourth.
This nonprofit organization is driven by volunteers from around the world helping the more than 250 million people who use Wikimedia monthly to create content, post photos, videos, and biographies, daily. Creating more than 3.3 million articles, and 21 million pages from over 12 million registered users.
The largest collaboratively edited reference project. includes its sister media sites of:
Wikipedia Wikipedia Written in 264 languages, hosts no advertising,
and its 100% free information to people everywhere in the world.
Wiktionary-logoWiktionary.org
An Open Content, human edited dictionary
Wikibooks-logoWikibooks.org
More than 30,000 English Open-content textbooks, and
more than 800,000 publications in 117 languages
Wikiquote-logoWikiquote.org
A multilingual online open-content compendium of quotations.
Wikiversity-logoWikiversity.org
An Open Language community providing a centre for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities.
Wikispecies-logoWikispecies.org
A free directory of species, covering Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life.
…and more Wikis.

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2 Responses to “Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way”


  1. 1 Don Diltz September 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Hey Amos. Thanks for the wiki update. Your post really brings into perspective the power of letting go and trusting the marketplace.

    • 2 amoswhite3 September 13, 2010 at 7:30 am

      Thanks, Don. Yes, it’s all about “letting go and trusting” the democratizing power of the internet to recount your story or or chronicle your brand in hundreds or thousands of edits.


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