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Who Controls Wikipedia? Price System Analysis

Who Controls Wikipedia? Price System Analysis

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Who finances Wikipedia?... what major organizations, what is their intellectual jumping off point and where does their money come from? This is a short information essay by TechnocracyTechnate.org that illustrates the power of special interest groups or 'factions' in the every day life of those who use the web. This information points out where the bulk of financial interests originate to the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Financial special interests always influence content... and these groups have viewpoints that no doubt have strings attached when they dole out money.
Price System analysis of Wikipedia and Wikimedia foundation.
Who finances Wikipedia?... what major organizations, what is their intellectual jumping off point and where does their money come from? This is a short information essay by TechnocracyTechnate.org that illustrates the power of special interest groups or 'factions' in the every day life of those who use the web. This information points out where the bulk of financial interests originate to the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Financial special interests always influence content... and these groups have viewpoints that no doubt have strings attached when they dole out money.
Price System analysis of Wikipedia and Wikimedia foundation.

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Who sponsors Wikipedia?Price System analysis from:
Open source information Nov-2009 moreinformation
Is Wikipedia/Wikimedia foundation funded by special interestgroups?A list are major donors to Wikipedia below
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of this type of influence and its perspective which isbased on the Neo-classical economic/Price System approach:
"Economic Institutions, Behavior and Performance"
-"The Foundation is developing a new program focused on thestructure, behavior, performance, and regulation of firms,markets, and related institutions. Initially, this program willtackle issues associated with financial markets, regulatorymechanisms to improve market performance, health carefinancing and management, corporate governance, and energymarkets."Source...Alfred B. Sloan Foundation website
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, 'media literacy', a term which must include aspart of its definition an understanding of how media works–,from where information comes from, and the method of presentation for content.It isn’t too difficult to conclude that a majority of mediaconsumers are illiterate, at least in the sense that they don’tunderstand the process that creates the information theyconsume.
 
And therein lies a danger: ignorance discourages skepticismand makes one vulnerable to manipulation. Further, it leads todecision making without rational standards.Drawing lines between facts, beliefs, and opinions, encouragesa healthy skepticism which is critical to rational thinking.And therein is a problem with Wikipedia, its process lacks thekind of standards that allow us to trust media content, even asits presentation format encourages you to trust it.Therefore, a line must be drawn between Wikipedia and thepresentation of factual material, in a way that is analogous tothe line we draw between anecdote and scientific conclusion.The influence of financial contributors to Wikipedia connectedto special interest groups also affects aspects of presentation.This would be most connected to economics and culturalarticles for which large foundations have vested interests, andhave contributed large amounts of money to Wikimedia.These large foundations supply Wikipedia with significantoperating capital.The special interest groups that fund Wikipedia no doubt havesome influence in the presentation of information on Wikipedia.Some basic facts on special interest groups.Conferring equal status on Wikipedia to that of accurate journalism?... doing so suggests to media consumers that theyneed not be skeptical of Wikipedia.An example of a top notch peer reviewed topic editedencyclopedia?About Encyclopedia of EarthExamples of media from E.o.E.Net Energy AnalysisN.RoegenEnergy and economic myths (historical)Biophysical economicsEnvironmental and ecological economicsNeoclassical, institutional, and marxist approaches to theenvironment-economic relationshipNeoclassical economic theorySoddy, FrederickLotka, Alfred JamesIndustrial ecology

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