Posted by: bluesyemre | October 24, 2012

Is Wikipedia going commercial?

  • It started out as the greatest free resource on the Web. But now the encyclopedia is drawing profit-seeking writers. When it began 11 years ago, Wikipedia represented utopian ideals: power dispersed more evenly than any democracy, participation open to anyone and work done solely for the promotion of knowledge. But utopian ideals often become diluted when put into practice on a large scale and inevitably fail. Today, to the dismay of many die-hard Wikipedians — the tenacious, voluntary editors who are the site’s backbone — the site also attracts profit-seeking writers.

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