Microsoft Attempts to Hire Blogger to Edit Wikipedia

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  1. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Linky

    Jimmy Wales doesn't seem too thrilled...
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I thought Apple invented the Reality Distortion Field™. I think they should sue. :D
     
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    This is a bigger story, WildCowboy. I am a former trained professional in disinformation. MS has moles and trolls on this site. I have posted about it and most act like I am some kind of lunatic. I am including some links. I think the strategy and evidence is very clear to those who can discern it.

    http://www.gabston-howell.org/swl/index.php?/categories/4-microsoft

    http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS9314284615.html

    http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2006/12/microsoft-vista-laptop-bloggers.html

    http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/editorial-blogs/davey-winder/2444/does-microsoft-bribe-bloggers.thtml
     
  4. WildCowboy thread starter Administrator/Editor

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    I was actually just reading this article on the broader topic of reward-based Wikipedia editing. Interesting stuff.
     
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    I guess Mr. Gates does have enough money to do whatever he wants...
     
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Information is capital. Or post-capital, if you can swallow it. Eventually, an economic system has to implode via its lack of ethics, right? If it makes just enough room for art, it's got enough room for a gathering place, anyway.
     
  7. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Mindboggling when you think about it.
     
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    i'm actually in my Marketing class right now, and this was just brought up in class.

    I sure hope Microsoft is punished....
     
  9. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Punished by who? Wikipedia? I mean what they did was unethical for sure ... but I mean we'd be fools to think that this kind of stuff didn't go on. Its just like some reviews on amazon that seems overly generous and short ...
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    u can't do that, if this operation is punishable, wiki can just close down their whole website.
     

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