CABLESEARCH is an attempt for an user friendly search engine of documents from Wikileaks. It is aimed at reporters and an initiative of the soon to be launched European Centre of Computer Assisted Research endorsed by VVOJ . This search interface is based on 251287 cables, including ones that have been retracted from the original source. When searching, you can prepend the modifier "-" to signal words you don't want to appear in a document. Or use quotation marks for more than one word or intitle: for searching in titles. To see the newest additions to the index, click here .
Content Curation PrimerPhoto by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.
Pakistani media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking IndiaPakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari with army chief General Ashfaq Kayani. Pakistani newspapers have written much about Zardari's preoccupation with death but little about the army. Photograph: AFP/Getty ImagesWikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates7.52am: MasterCard, Visa, the Swedish prosecution authority, Joe Lieberman, Sarah Palin, PayPal, Twitter, PostFinance, Amazon and EveryDNS.net. It is an very eclectic mix, but their websites are all under attack, or threat of attack, by supporters of WikiLeaks. A full account of Operation Payback and its "major shitstorm" is available here. The Daily Mail is alarmed.
Leaky World: a playable theory - MolleindustriaOur Preface Julian Assange's short essay is an intriguing theory of conspiracy (as opposed to conspiracy theory) that effectively and concisely describes the drama of transnational power in the information age. It's an obscure, strategical text from 2006 that assumes a new relevance in the light of the massive leaks of 2010. However, we believe it has several flaws: 1) It is a byproduct of the leftist idea of class consciousness achieved via enlightenment. The Truth and the power of rational arguments are ultimately going to prevail, Social change can be achieved simply by revealing unjust structures to the ignorant masses.
Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting AwesomeFlickr Photo by Soyignatius Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “Spotting the Awesome.” I love that phrase coined by my friends at Upwell. Do you or your organization have formal guidelines for “spotting the awesome” like Upwell (see below) or is it more of ”we know it when we see it?”s Comprehensive WikiLeaks TimelineAs we mentioned before, "Wikileaks was not a story, but an ongoing continuum of stories... It's a story that is destined to keep on giving." In that short time since that post, it has indeed done just that.
US diplomats spied on UN leadershipWashington is running a secret intelligence campaign targeted at the leadership of the United Nations, including the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon and the permanent security council representatives from China, Russia, France and the UK. A classified directive which appears to blur the line between diplomacy and spying was issued to US diplomats under Hillary Clinton's name in July 2009, demanding forensic technical details about the communications systems used by top UN officials, including passwords and personal encryption keys used in private and commercial networks for official communications. It called for detailed biometric information "on key UN officials, to include undersecretaries, heads of specialised agencies and their chief advisers, top SYG [secretary general] aides, heads of peace operations and political field missions, including force commanders" as well as intelligence on Ban's "management and decision-making style and his influence on the secretariat".
appinions-offers-app-to-automatically-analyze-torrent-of-wikileaks-documents-111843559Appinions is a new way of seeing the Web through the lens of people's opinions. Instead of reading countless pages of Web content delivered by conventional search tools, Appinions surfaces what really matters, the opinions key influencers are ... NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Appinions Inc., a New York-based software company, is offering organizations access to its novel W3 application that automatically extracts who is saying what about whom in WikiLeaks documents.
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