27-08-07

some conclusions about wikipedia research

The tool wikiscanner is quite interesting and if you take the time than you can find out a lot about who was stupid enough to think that anonimity could be achieved on the internet without investments. So we can't find out with this tool who used third parties or his own name to make editions.

But even with this tool there is no fundamental change in the way wikipedia functions, even if it has thousands times more traffic than an encyclopedia. Wikipedia will always be open for manipulation, mistakes, spam and selective texts. The problem with the current tool may even be that people won't take the effort to change the mistakes anymore because they can be discovered if they do it by themselves (and can be disciplined for doing so in some cases) and so factual mistakes will take longer to be corrected.

The other thing that springs out is that organisations and brands should be careful what people do on their worktime with the public IP address of the network. If you Google an IP address you may be surprised in what you could find. Are for example those two big firms directly linked to those organisations or is it just the employee ? You can't tell from an Ip address used during office hours.

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Toyota Motor Brussels vandals the Wikipedia about its interests

So well apart from the changes that are interesting for its cars where it changes the tone of negative comments about its technology the person - or Toyota has also an interest in something called the Humanitarian International Design corporation

Overleg gebruiker:195.177.83.221 - Wikipedia

Overleg gebruiker:195.177.83.221. Van Wikipedia. Ga naar: navigatie, zoek. Waarschuwing! Het IP-adres van deze organisatie is gebruikt voor vandalisme op ...
nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overleg_gebruiker:195.177.83.221 - 21k

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The European Commission controls its WIKIPEDIA

You will find the links here

http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/f.php?ip1=158.169.131.0-135.... for a many factual links

while this link here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=7... thought it necessary to put that ECHO was under the direct responsability of Louis Michel (who cares ?)

 

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Inbev controls its wikipedia pages and 'corrects' them

proof

212.8.174.0-255Inbev-Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium3200

http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/name2ip.php?orgname=Inbev

 Changes  http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/f.php?ip1=212.8.174.0-255 (the best one is the last one...)

The contact seems also very interested in the Global panel foundation a somewhat very political surely not progressive foundation http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=1... which advertises on wikipedia (in wikipedia's own words) and the praque association for international cooperation which is connected to this Panel http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=1...

what concerns Inbev itself it has its own pages under very close scrutiny correcting mistakes or adding stuff and maybe it is also the explanation that you won't find much about the restructurering, the social unrest and so on

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=1... is an example which seems to present it as very well corporate governed. 

But it are the Stella Artoispages that are anecdoctical. Before it was written that wife beater is "([[Great Britain]] and [[Ireland]]) A slang term for [[Stella Artois]] brand [[beer]]. " but inbev deleted that. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=1...

 

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23-08-07

the more interesting stuff is on the forums

If you want the more interesting stuff, the listings and the files and the links than you will have to go to the forums. You can say, hey ekz, but most of your stuff is already public. Yep, some stuff. The other stuff ain't here and will never be here.

Every so many weeks I will publish the list of forums I am travelling to and where I may post some stuff.

the one I like most for the moment is wtalk

 

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17-08-07

wikiscanner is cracking under the load

Could not connect -- error: Unknown MySQL server host 'Databases are being optimized. Worry not, WikiScanner goodness will soon be yours!' (1)

so everybody is discovering that what they were reading was maybe written by an pr agent, secret agent, manipulator, hyper or concerned party and not by an factseeking volunteer helped by a community of do-gooders that would guarantee that no such thing would happen on wikipedia ?

 

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JAVASCRIPT IS SUPERMAN

With javascript malware coders are telling us that they can do nearly everything and that it should be blocked in the browser if you want to start surfing the safe way. That is quite difficult because javascript has been built in thousands of websites and surfing with toggling javascript on/off seems quite time-consuming also. Analysing javascript for malicious scripts is also difficult and may slow internetsurfing down to an unacceptable speed.

here is one proof

If you are behind a firewall you shouldn't see the ip address of your machine with this test http://www.proxyblind.org/javaip.shtml  (only java)

but the chances are great that you will when the tool uses javascript to get the real ip address from your machine with this http://www.proxyblind.org/javaipp.shtml

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