Wikipedia celebrates first ever donation

THERE were joyful scenes in the offices of Wikipedia yesterday after the website received its first ever financial donation.

Following several years of online campaigning, the site received $10 cash – equivalent to about £8.12 – from an unnamed benefactor who staff think is most likely one of the CEO’s parents.

Wikipedia worker, Martin Bishop said: “Balloons fell from the ceiling, that song by Black Eyed Peas about having a good night came on and we all had a lovely piece of cake.

“I untucked my shirt, danced like a nutter and got off with a girl I’ve always liked. Then we all got to go home early.

“Of course, we’re not quite out of the woods yet. Paying for our offices, salaries and a server room the size of a small village will soon put a dent in that $10.

“We actually got another donation this morning but that was a $15 book token so I don’t think we can use it for bills.

“The tide has definitely turned. Whoever said compiling huge amounts of knowledge for everyone to use for free wasn’t a good business idea has got some serious egg on their face today.”