Look up ‘Payola’ in Wikipedia

Microsoft Corp. has landed in the Wikipedia doghouse after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site. While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak, founder Jimmy Wales and his cadre of volunteer editors, writers and moderators have blocked public-relations firms, campaign workers and anyone else perceived as having a conflict of interest from posting fluff or slanting entries. So paying for Wikipedia copy is considered a definite no-no.

Read this article from CNN and/or one from WIRED.

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  1. Pingback: Wikis and Wikipedia: Who’s writing this stuff? « What’s New Media?

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