Seen the latest banner ads on Wikipedia appealing for donations?

Like me, perhaps you wondered how such dating site-style ad with a gory close-up could possibly work as an appeal for funds?

Data says: very well.

Jimmy Riddle - The Wikipedia Jimmy Appeal - Information Is Beautiful

See fascinating data on the effectiveness of the ad from around the world.

[via O’Reilly Radar]

New: now twinned with this amazing visualisation (snarf!)