Not a WMF project, but a related one by a Wikipedian.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andrew Lih <andrew(a)andrewlih.com>
Date: 3 December 2010 17:37
Subject: WikiFactcheck: FEEDBACK appreciated at Knight News Challenge
To: Andrew Lih <alih(a)usc.edu>
I'm happy to announce that the WikiFactcheck project I described at
Wikisym/Wikimania has been formally submitted for the Knight News
Challenge, and I welcome and appreciate your feedback.
WikiFactcheck: crowd-sourced fact checking and verification
* Proposal: http://bit.ly/knightwikifactcheck
* Site: http://wikifactcheck.org/wiki
Thanks to many for the ideas and support for getting this initial
prototype started and proposed. If it makes it to the full proposal
stage, I hope to be tapping your brainpower and ideas for more. (I
also appreciate any thoughts and feedback by email, or just edit the
Feel free to forward to whoever may be interested.
(NB: This project is not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation)
USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
BOOK: The Wikipedia Revolution: http:/www.wikipediarevolution.com
PROJECT: WikiFactcheck: http://wikifactcheck.org/wiki
On 3 December 2010 13:54, wiki <doc.wikipedia(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Contrary to the description, this is not a Wikipedia page at all. The page
> has no relationship to Wikipedia. This is an *Amazon* page validly using CC
> free material that has come from Wikipedia. It is reasonable to presume that
> the casual reader might assume a commercial link between the WMF and Amazon
> which does not exist - and that the description tends to imply that.
I think I've finally worked out the bit that particularly nagged at me
- other than the logo in the corner, Amazon themselves are mentioned
only once (as a link), and we're named five times, two of those
explicitly indicating us as the source without any caveats.
Maybe we should get our own back, and create "encyclopedia-enabled
Amazon pages" - mirror the (rather recognisable) Amazon book pages,
replacing the links to buy other books with links to our articles, put
our logo in the top, splash their name everywhere, and see if they
- Andrew Gray