Sunday, May 22, 2011

christina, @hostagenurse - #OrganizedWisdom Profile, Did You Know? #hcsm #nursing #nurses #health

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This is an open letter to Organized Wisdom, and more specifically to Christina, Hospice Nurse, @hostagenurse and other nurses who have been "profiled" without their knowledge.

Did you know Organized Wisdom is looking to profit from your name, reputation and would like to keep you in the dark as long as possible?

Like you, I was profiled on Organized Wisdom and my tweets being "harvested" and added to their index.

When displayed in their index, my name, my photo and drug advertising were displayed prominently. Same with yours.

So, a few questions.

1. Did you know you were profiled on Organized Wisdom? Most nurses (and doctors) contacted do not.

2. Do you consent to your name/likeness being used to promote their site? Are you OK with them selling you as an "expert"

3. Do you consent to your tweet streams, being harvested, unfiltered and added to an organization that chiefly sells drug advertising? It implies your endorsement.

4. Did you know, once submitted, your favorite sites are copied, plagiarized and their copyrights infringed upon.

5. Did you know, that as a "curator" you receive no compensation, even though Organized Wisdom makes money hand over fist from drug advertising. Can you say exploitation?


This is not a new issue, nor are the abusive, exploitative and plagiaristic practices employed by Organized Wisdom.

More Organized Wisdom Un-Fair Play, Dr. R.L.Bates:"Fellow bloggers do you remember Wellsphere? Well, the latest “thief” of our information using our reputations and twitter feeds in a similar way is Organized Wisdom. Check out @laikas recent blog post on the topic: Expert Curators, WisdomCards & The True Wisdom of @organizedwisdom

A discussion of the business practices we object to can be found here:

OrganizedWisdom's Twitter Hashtag

HONcode violations can be reported here if you feel you're being exploited:

I'll be happy to answer any questions as well.

Andrew Lopez, RN @andrewlopezRN, 856-415-9617


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