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Published November 10, 2011 by arenamu101

It’s almost impossible to believe that Wikipedia could exist — with all content created entirely by volunteers.

It works because there’s this unspoken light inside all of us that comes from the desire to help educate, to help share knowledge. And that’s what makes Wikipedia so magical.

The tech, personnel and legal infrastructure that supports it all is paid for by all these tiny little donations, just individuals giving $5, $10 or $20. Please join us by pitching in now!

I’ve contributed to hundreds of articles about snails and other invertebrate animals. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been a total nerd about sea shells and land snails. They’re my passion. And on Wikipedia, I get to share my weird passion with the world.

If you stop and think for even a second, you’ll realize how fabulous it is to get this information without a paywall, and to not have to read ads. It’s like a voice of sanity in a crazy, consumerist world.