I've been interviewed by Jake Ocaasi about Wikipedia, CREWE, PR and other related matters over at Wikipedia's Signpost newsletter.
We cover the topics of ethics, conflicts of interest, and PR's role in online communities among other topics.
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I am surprised that a public relations professional tries to bridge differences in a manner that is bound to antagonize opponents rather than bring them to see his POV. You have setup a Facebook Group to illustrate your openness and unbiased approach to this thorny issue.
- The FB Group is a members-only Group, which means anyone wanting to read the discussions must join Facebook! Many people view discussions that are carried out behind closed doors and not in the public domain as highly suspicious.
- The FB Group does not allow individuals who prefer to post under a pseudonym, rather than their real name, to participate in discussions. The tradition at Wikipedia is diametrically opposed: the use of someone's real name is usually discouraged.
Posted by: oth | Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM