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Wikipedia Lets You Send Kittens with WikiLove Button

Written on June 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Spread the love for Wikipedia's contributors and volunteer editors with the WikiLove button.

It is no brainer that is a good source of information on almost any topic. And in order to continuously improve, the site needs a flow of volunteer editors. But here is the catch: A study shows that people are more willing to make new edits if they gain support from other people on .

Hence, Wikipedia announced that it will push a new site-wide feature on Wednesday — the . The is currently on the Wikipedia test site. But if all goes well, it will be released on June 29 at the right hand corner of each user’s page in a form of a little red heart.

Users are encouraged to click the button which will launch a ‘Love Interface’. The button clicker will be presented with various kind of love, like kittens and beers, to send. The commendation will then appear to the user’s discussion page.

Are you willing to spread the love once Wikipedia reveals the WikiLove button on Wednesday? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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