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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Wink Student made program to track Wikipedia editors
    Thought this was interesting and I would share...

    One American student sent major corporations, governments and even the Vatican on the defensive after coming up with Wikipedia Scanner, a software program that reveals who changed Wikipedia entries.

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    As soon as the software was launched on the internet, chaos erupted.
    Among many revelations, Wikipedia Scanner reported that:
    -Microsoft tried to cover up the XBOX 360 failure rate


    -Apple edit Microsoft entries, adding more negative comments about its rival


    -Bill Gates revenge? Microsoft edits Apple entries, adding more negative comments about its rival


    -The Vatican edits Irish Catholic politician Gerry Adams page


    -In the 9/11 Wikipedia article, the NRA added that “Iraq was involved in 9/11”


    -Exxon Mobil edits spillages and eco-system destruction from oil spillages article


    -FBI edits Guantanamo Bay, removing numerous pictures


    -Oil company ChevronTexaco removes informative biodiesel article and deletes a paragraph regarding fines against the company


    -Scientology removes criticism and negatives article from Scientology page


    -Al Jazeera TV station adds that the foundation of Iraq was just as bad as the Holocaust


    -Amnesty International removes negative comments


    -Dell Computers deletes negative comments on customer services and removes a passage how the company outsources work to third world countries

    Full Story Here.........
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    This just cracked me up...

    -Apple edit Microsoft entries, adding more negative comments about its rival
    -Bill Gates revenge? Microsoft edits Apple entries
    Play nice kids. Steve, go hug Bill.

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    Yup, Sure ... now let me check ... Cagles Mill's Avatar
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    If all that is really true, then I love it. Just like the X-Files: The truth is out there!
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    The affiliate marketing related pages have -way- too much spam on them.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    And more fun and games. Corporations, governments, religious organizations, SIGs -- all the usual suspects -- are playing "hide the unpleasant comments" with Wiki.

    http://wired.reddit.com/

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    Just because the companies goverment edited those post, can you really say what was edited was true or not?

    A lot of stuff on wikipedia is exagerated, false, misleading etc. A company should beable to edit false information and wikipedia should make sure the information is right.

    I see a lot of wikipedia entries source blogs etc as the source of information but a lot of time that information source is wrong.

    For example Microsoft got caught correcting information and were blasted for it.

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