<CPOV> hardwired hypocracy inside Wikipedia: edits for personal profit

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 19 09:41:03 CEST 2012


"A new Wikipedia scandal: two high profile users, one of them board  
member of Wikimedia UK seem to have been caught doing edits for  
personal profit. It was also discovered that they ran an SEO business  
related to Wikipedia. Quoting: 'Roger Bamkin, trustee of the Wikimedia  
Foundation UK, whose LinkedIn page describes him as a high-return- 
earning PR consultant, appeared to be using Wikipedia's main page "Did  
You Know" feature and the resources of Wikipedia's GLAM WikiProject  
(Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) initiative to pimp his  
client's project. Bamkin's current client is the country of Gibraltar.'"

(true or not true? double standards? geert)

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