White Hat Wikipedia

Last week I blogged about editing your own Wikipedia entry, and this week Wikipedia is being discussed all over the geekosphere following Microsoft’s attempt to pay someone to edit an entry about Office 2007’s new XML format.

I had planned to write a much longer post about this, but it turns out that my Nashville neighbor Rex Hammock has already said what I was going to say:

“If Wikipedia has become the platform of record for web-based knowledge, then having a voice there is going to be a requirement for corporate America. Wikipedia either needs to find an accepted β€œwhite hat” way for this to be done directly and transparently (and not some β€œin the discussions, off the website way), or dark-hat, Rube Goldberg solutions will naturally follow.”

So I guess if you want to know what I think about the whole thing, just go read Rex’s post :)

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