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

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 19 12:44:47 CEST 2012

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On 19 Sep 2012, at 9:41 AM, Geert Lovink wrote:

> http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/09/19/0414235/wikipedia-scandal-high-profile-users-allegedly-involved-in-paid-editing
> "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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