Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jen W, @CuteNicuNurse #OrganizedWisdom Profile, Did You Know? #hcsm #nursing #nurses #health #rnchat

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This is an open letter to Organized Wisdom, and specifically to Jen W., @CuteNicuNurse and other nurses who have been "profiled" without their knowledge.

Organized Wisdom claims to have over 5700 Expert "Curators" including you (student nurses, new graduate nurses)!

Click here to view your profile.

We have made a very simple request of Unity Stoakes, President of Organized Wisdom - Notify All Your Curators, that they are being profiled, and their Twitter streams harvested for Profit.

Despite our requests, they continue to stall, stonewall, make excuses - so, we've decided to do the Nursing notifications ourselves.

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. Almost every profile I've come across is "Not Yet Claimed"

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?

6. Did you know, that Organized Wisdom is now competing with you in the search engines, using your name, likeness?

Organized Wisdom displays the Health On The Net (HONcode) badge and is in violation of several of their eight criteria.

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


You can view the discussions on this topic here (if you would like your profile removed, please post a note here so we can follow up):

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

Organized Wisdom.Com: A Deception, Nancy Onyett, FNP-C:"In the evidence discovered from, I was shocked to see how a large company who, I have no affiliation with could take my blogs and change my website adress to organizedwisdom. com address. Organized wisdom caused my web site to fall further down on google search with their site prioritizing over my site. Seriously, doesn't have enough of their own health personnel to do health information blogs instead of stealing mine and misusing the material for their purposes of a pharma ad under their url's? I watched and notified many healthcare providers on Twitter of my circumstances attempting to help others that may be affected by this scam. It was the silent ones that disturbed me the most. I won't go into the thoughts of a much larger scam with this blog."

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

OrganizedWisdom's Twitter Hashtag #organizedwisdom

More on copyright issues explained by Dr. Simon Sikorski

Healthcare Marketing Center of Excellence, Copyright Violations:"There was much debate over what is construed as Fair Use. Some are fine with OrganizedWisdom plagiarizing their websites word for word and making money off of their work. Major concerns raised during #EndToFarms chat: 1) OrganizedWisdom not only plagiarizes but claims ownership of your work. They include -"OrganizedWisdom" next to every piece of information that has been copied from your copyrighted material 2) Just because OrganizedWisdom links to your work does not in any manner constitute "Fair Use" 3) In many cases, the doctors' own names were displayed infringing on major privacy concerns 5) The link itself is not the plagiarism we refer to. We couldn't care less about the link. What is important:"

We'll be following and discussing this issue for a long time to come, feel free to join in and ask questions.

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

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