Wikipedia Fundraising: Can we make it accessible in China Manland? is the most valuable source for most internet users. Unfortunately, for every average Chinese citizen, he or she has the very difficulty to access the site. I usually use Vidalia (a tor plus privoxy combined nice program with easy to use GUI) to access Wikipedia, but this is really a pain in the neck, for the speed of a proxy server is really slow! There already has a long history in which China authorities deliberately filter out Wikipedia; In my memory, it was, only occasionally, two to three times lifted the restriction during the last three or four years.

Right now, the Wikimedia foundation is carry out a Fundraising Effort to, according their wish list :

  • Make Wikipedia available in developing countries through DVDs, books and pamphlets.
  • Pay for two Wikipedia Academy events in Africa.
  • Send three students to our annual Wikimania conference.
  • Deliver 100 million pageviews of free information!

I wish their wish list could include “make efforts to open the door for Wikipedia in the Chinese internet world”. I believe someday, sooner or later, we all can access the Mighty Wikipedia freely; acquiring Knowledge–the real knowledge–one pieces at a time!

May my wish become true! 🙂

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