Wiki-PR

It seems that every time I search for information on Google there is a Wikipedia link toward the top. In past years I have been told by professors that Wikipedia is not a credible source because users can change information on the site.

There has been an emergence of a an agency called Wiki-PR, their purpose is to edit Wikipedia pages. The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that operates Wikipedia, is currently talking with Wiki-PR.

If you visit http://www.wiki-pr.com’s homepage it says that they build, manage, and translate 12,000 pages for people and companies. It is a pretty straight forward website, there isn’t a lot of text and honestly not a whole lot of information about the company. 

According to PRweek.com’s article on the subject, Matthew Roth, global communications manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, said that any solution will include transparency and neutrality.

It will be interesting to see how The Wikimedia Foundation handles the situation. 

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