[Foundation-l] Use Wikipedia as a Marketing Tool

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Tue Dec 7 16:31:40 UTC 2010


'“Wikipedia is a complex culture, and sometimes it can feel like the free
encyclopedia everyone can edit -- except me,” acknowledges Jay Walsh, a
spokesperson for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization
that oversees Wikipedia. He notes that Wikimedia has only about 30 paid
staff, and that Wikipedia is edited by a huge number of volunteers. And
he says, though it’s not an absolute rule, people are strongly
discouraged from creating articles about themselves or their
organizations because the site strives for neutrality.

If you want your organization to be listed in Wikipedia, Walsh and others
who’ve succeeded recommend the following steps:...'


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