Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No-Fail Wales for Wikipedia

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Make fun of Jimmy Wales' ubiquitous puss all you want (see, for instance, IndyBlog's "Seven Faces of Wikipedia,") but that doesn't diminish the effectiveness of the Wikipedia co-founder's ever-so-slightly narcissistic fundraising campaign.

Why, just look at this handy infographic lifted from Microsoft's Good site, which Microsoft, of course, lifted from somewhere else, and so on, etc., ad infinitum.

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According to Wikipedia's own data, the Jimmy ads have performed exceptionally well in test runs around the world (except in Italy and Sweden, where the average contribution was $0.00).

No doubt inspired by much of the above, folks over at Uncyclopedia have launched their own "campaign" with even more Jimmy images. May the best Jimmy win!

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