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WikiMedia CommonsWikimedia Commons is an online file repository launched in September 2004 that provides access to a huge collection of localised images, sounds and video clips. It contains over 8 million public domain and freely-licensed files, which can be used directly in sites such as Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource and Wikinews, or downloaded and used off site.

Wikimedia Commons differs from other media repositories such as Flickr, PicacaWeb and DeviantArt in that it's primary goal is to provide a common repository for other Wikimedia websites, rather than hosting images such as personal photos or individual creative works.

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Nothing but the Facts About the Constellation Virgo

Virgo, or the virgin, is the largest zodiac constellation and the second largest constellation in the sky. There are a number of interesting facts about the constellation Virgo and...

Business Owners: You Too Can Quit Your Bank, Dump It or Transfer Your Money to a New Bank!

Recent days have brought two protests on why you should change your bank. The first was on Saturday, November 5, and the second one came on Election Day for many—Tuesday, November...

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All About the Balance Sheet: A Business Owner’s Survival Guide

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Current Techniques in Managing Employee Retention

How is it, during these times of job shortages, we read about concerns for job retention? Actually, observers are pointing out that workforce shortages should be distinguished as...

What is Defensive Stock?

Defensive Stocks are non-cyclical stocks that are less effected by economic downturns. Prudent investors set apart a percentage of their total potfolio for Defensive Stocks as part...