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How Wikipedia Survives without Advertising?

  1. incomeguru profile image83
    incomeguruposted 5 years ago

    Who can share the thought on how wikipedia has been surviving without advertising.

  2. simeonvisser profile image86
    simeonvisserposted 5 years ago

    Yes, they survive by donations and other means of funding. There's an annual public donation round and I'm sure they look for other sources of funding too.

  3. Sonali Singh profile image60
    Sonali Singhposted 5 years ago

    I do not know why they do not use advertising on wikipedia. If they would they could have earned a lot of revenues from that.

    1. recommend1 profile image73
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Using the information as advertising compromises the objectivity of the content,  in the same way that the appearance of religious advertising on Hubpages coincided with a vicious round of bannings of anti-religious posters.

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    FStevensposted 5 years ago

    I think the concept of an encyclopaedia means providing people with information in order to educate - profiting off this would jeapordise Wikipedia's principles to a certain degree.

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think they could use some form of advertising (ie. Google link units) without altering the objectivity of a page.