May 25th, 2012

planet

traveling? think of wikipedia!

I know a lot of people are traveling this weekend, so I thought I'd do a little public service announcement. Traveling is a great opportunity to do something wonderful for Wikipedia. There are lots of articles that need pictures, and it doesn't take anything terribly brilliant to upload one.

For instance, here's a category chock-full of photos that people want in Kansas, other states have similar categories:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_photographs_in_Kansas

The list can be a bit daunting but hey, start small. Snap a photo. Upload it to Wikimedia Commons, released under a nice license... like public domain! Then add it to your article and remove the requested photo tag. It's fun, it's simple, and you just helped the whole internet!