Category Archives: navel gazing

Not for sale: Administrative services

In Part 1 of this blog series on Wikipedia ethics, I explored the general principles that guide our work, and how we advise our clients in Wikipedia engagement; and I gave a bunch of links to our past writings, and … Continue reading

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The ethics of Wikipedia work, part 1: review

One of our core values at Wiki Strategies is dealing with Wikipedia (and the collaborative Internet in general) in a way that is responsible and ethical. Wikipedia is a project that requires neutral presentation of factual material. Conflicts of interest … Continue reading

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Original inspiration: Dick Forsyth, 1929-2014

If you’re lucky, you have a caring and inspiring father in your life. I was double lucky. I had two. On November 26, Dick Forsyth (“Dad” to me) died after a couple hard years of one health problem after another. … Continue reading

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October 14th–Wikipedia discussion in Brookline, Mass.

Are you in the Boston area? Interested in Wikipedia, knowledge, the Internet? How about tea, or a cocktail? Please join us this evening (Tuesday, October 14) at 7pm at the Golden Temple, Washington Square, Brookline. Wiki Strategies founder Pete Forsyth … Continue reading

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Grant submission

Wiki Strategies just submitted the following grant application. Please vote for us here! (Fair warning: you will have to connect a Facebook account in order to vote.) In addition, I hope this concise overview of the current status of Wiki … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Weekly podcast

I had the pleasure of participating in Day 2 of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast last week during the Wikimania conference, along with Lori Byrd Phillips, and hosts Andrew Lih and James Forrester. We discussed¬†the GLAM Night Out party, working with … Continue reading

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Wikipedians specializing in medicine, featured on BBC News Magazine

Today, BBC News Magazine featured 12 Wikipedians, interviewed at the Wikimania 2012 conference, on the front page of its U.S. & Canada web site. Lane Rasberry, a Wikipedian I worked to bring to Consumer Reports, is among them: Dr. James … Continue reading

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Interviewed in the Wikipedia Signpost

This week, I was interviewed for the Wikipedia Signpost:¬†Does Wikipedia Pay? The Consultant: Pete Forsyth Some of my comments: It’s not only possible, but vitally important to the future of Wikipedia that engaged, experienced, and mission-driven Wikipedians develop consulting skills. … Continue reading

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