Wikipedia, Missions, and the Ubiquity of Tools

The purpose of this web log is simple. There's a tool that exists for pretty much anything you need to do. Whether you want to start your own blog, embed high quality movie play lists into your website, or simply make someone a fantastically unique birthday gift ... There's a tool that will help you accomplish your goals.

My plan is to blog about the tools I use every day. Oftentimes I had to quiz a myriad of people and search through four kabillion useless Web sites for the answers I'll give you here, and for freesies. I'm bringing
many years of experience as a media and web designer, craft specialist, and all-around doer of mysterious things and all I need from you is a certain interest in the DIY ethos and a bit of DIY ability.

Don't know what DIY is? No problem! Your negative knowledge allows me to feel smart! I mean, it allows me to teach others! So let's get right to ...

Topic 1:
The Wikimedia Foundation
Sample of their work: DIY EXPLAINED!

What it is
They Say: "The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a
free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

I say: This is what would happen if you mixed
the Tower of Babel crossed with Ptolemy's Library of Alexandria. Basically, it's massively super-dope.

Wikipedia and the Wikimedia foundation relies on user input and feedback to define everything requiring a definition in this whole entire world / universe as we know it. Everything you want to know about is probably explain here, but sometimes there definition problems. Not only do they typically note those little problems but they also ask for your input on improving their entries, which I think is lovely of them. Just look for a notation that says something like "The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page."

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