I guess Wikipedia is looking to invoke stronger feelings than Facebook, home of the Like button. The Wikipedia Love button debuts June 29. You'll be able to hit a button to send a Wikipedia editor a bit of virtual love in the form of a virtual beer or a virtual kitten (it's like it's still virtually 1996!) or design your own symbol of affection. Wikipedia wants to encourage people to update, ad and expand the site, and there's nothing that gets people going like public recognition with beer and kittens. The idea will be scoffed at by Wikipedians (a highly pedantic and exacting group, think of all those public radio listeners who email about grammar errors, then multiply it by a million) who will nonetheless be secretly delighted.

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow John Moe at @johnmoe