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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