Sunday, May 14, 2006

Counterfeit Wikipedia

Have you ever used Wikipedia to find information about certain topics? Do you agree that it's one of the most useful and original tools ever created for the web?
It's really annoying to find out that good ideas and concepts will always find their counterfeit version in Asia, more specifically in China.
Baidu, which for me is a chinese counterfeit version for Yahoo, has created a service named Baidu Baike. This is a free online encyclopedia that works exactly like Wikipedia, where the articles published are written by the users of this service. In fact, Baidu has been accused of copying contents from Wikipedia, but they argue that "sharing information is a tool for development and knowledge continuity". What an insult to copyrights, don't you think?.
I won't write any comments about this topic, it's just disgusting. But I take advantage to recommend you to visit a blog where you'll find evidence of all the counterfeit products manufactured in China in a very funny style (it's in Spanish, so if you don't speak spanish, I strongly recommend you to find anyone to help you with it): Believe me it's worth to visit that page, you'll have lots and lots of fun.
See you 'till the next one!


At 3:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting website with a lot of resources and detailed explanations.

At 3:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.

At 10:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.


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