[Foundation-l] Mywikipediaspace

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 18:28:07 UTC 2006

2006/10/6, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com>:

> Now imagine that someone sets up a website that strongly implies that
> paying him will get a company a good article in Wikipedia, and follows
> that up by posting blatant PR puffery and claiming that it is NPOV.
> That's a very serious problem, especially in an era when we are seeing
> increasing attention paid to "how to manipulate wikipedia for the good
> of your client" by the lower dregs of the PR industry.

The scary thing is... This already exists. Maybe I should have
notified the list or the board or whoever before, but having a
GoogleNews subject 'Wikipedia' gave me a link to the following
advertisement-thinly-disguised-as-press-release shortly before the
Wikimania conference:

I checked http://www.mywikibiz.com and they do indeed claim to be in
business, charging $49 for a stub, $79 for a full article and $99 for
a full article with some extras... Then again, checking
[[en:User:MyWikiBiz]] tells me you already were notified of this

Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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