Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Technology News

 

Wikipedia Donation to Undergo Potential Corruption

A storm seems to have been stirred up recently after certain allegations against Wikipedia donations were uncovered. The chief of the operations who is leaving has warned of corruption taking place in the ranks. This revelation has all the makings of a full-fledged scandal.

Oct 19 2013, 8:48am CDT | by

2 Updates
Wikipedia Donation to Undergo Potential Corruption
Image Credit: Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Wikipedia Donation to Undergo Potential Corruption

Wikipedia Donation to Undergo Potential Corruption
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Wikipedia may not be known for its reliability but at least it gets much of the relevant information to your screen in due time. Several years ago, a fundraising campaign was begun on the platform. And the remarkable thing is that it was a phenomenal success. Between 2011 and 2012, $38.4 million in voluntary funds was collected by the Wikimedia Foundation

Compare this to the measly $5 million raised from 2007 to 2008 and you get a pretty good idea of the level of excitement at the Wikipedia premises over the accomplishment. But a legitimate question would be where all this money goes. 

Sue Gardner, who is leaving Wikimedia soon, has been unhappy with the way the cash was handled. A large amount has found its way into the hands of those who do little in the way of helping the free encyclopedia. Then there is the ludicrous fact that many times the money goes to the ones who are responsible for giving it in the first place. 

Gardner also spoke of how what she was saying was common knowledge among the staff at Wikimedia. There appears to be a conflict of egos at Wikipedia. How exactly the various chapters at Wikipedia spend their money is a controversial topic. And while Sue Gardner is critical of certain practices going on at Wikipedia and Wikimedia, she nevertheless bears the organization no grudges. She is parting the online firm in good will and wishes her future successor all the luck in the world.  

Source: The Daily Dot

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 2

Wikitool 2.5 (Freeware)

Source: Softpedia

Stay documented, perform multiple searches and read articles regarding a wide range of topics using this offline Wikip ...
Source: Softpedia   Full article at: Softpedia 4 days ago, 5:52pm CDT
 


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Tony Gwynn to be Honored at Lake Poway
Tony Gwynn to be Honored at Lake Poway
The Poway City Council will name a ball field after the late San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn.
 
 
Mike Wallace Not Getting Enough Penalty Calls
Mike Wallace Not Getting Enough Penalty Calls
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace told The Palm Beach Post on Aug. 19 that his team is not getting the benefit of the doubt on illegal contact penalties.
 
 
Bill Belichick Says Brandon LaFell Could Have Big Role in 2014
Bill Belichick Says Brandon LaFell Could Have Big Role in 2014
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick predicts new wide receiver Brandon LaFell could have a big role in the upcoming 2014 NFL season.
 
 
Steven Tyler Posts Single From &quot;Sin City&quot; Soundtrack.
Steven Tyler Posts Single From "Sin City" Soundtrack.
The song 'Skin City', is a bonus song featured on the soundtrack.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.