Have you used Wikipedia this year? I was asking this today in the UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning Fifth International Seminar in Barcelona (Blog of the event).
Result: 100% positive. I have noticed that in last two years more and more people are “pretty well educated” on how Wikipedia works. Almost everyone see its’ value and quite many know how the articles are written, as well as what are “discussion” and “history”. Many people also understand that in the end of the article there are list of references and links and one many anytime check them, if feels that there is maybe something wrong with the article.
So, please, go and give some money for Wikipedia (and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation). Wikipedians and Wikimedians – the community – is doing a great job and the Wikimedia Foundation is making it possible. Disclosure: I am in the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation, though they are not paying me anything (and have never, or will expect them to pay me). So, I am also giving.
Also, remember that it is not only Wikipedia. Its much more. Check out all the Wikimedia project.