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    December 13, 2010

    5 great Wikileaks resources online

    So now that we realize the ‘Cyber War’ was really just hype, let’s take a more civil approach and instead celebrate sites that promote Wikileaks, rather than ddosing businesses that would rather not have any affiliation.

    The sites listed here are great resources for journalists, bloggers and anyone in general who is interested in Wikileaks.

    1.) LeakSearch – Wikileaks will be publishing hundreds of thousands of documents in the next few months, and has already published more than a million collectively, so it is very near impossible to keep track. Thank goodness for search engines. This site is a simple adaptation of google, but serves as an invaluable tool when looking for info on leaks.

    2.) Twitter –  There is a lot of noise about Twitter censoring Wikileaks, I cannot say for sure that it is being censored or not but what I can say is that Twitter is my primary resource for breaking news about cables. Simply follow the Wikileaks profile or have a wikileaks search running for Wikileaks, and you’re up to date.

    3.) The Guardian – The Guardian’s coverage of the Wikileaks US cables has been amazing, they have direct access to the database so tend to post new cables first, they update it constantly and they have some very cool graphs and maps on how the information in the cables break down.

    4.) Facebook –  With 1.2 million likes on Facebook it’s really cool to see how Social networks have made it possible for causes to gain traction online. Facebook represents the single largest direct audience Wikileaks has at 1,2 million users subscribed to news updates, with Twitter coming in second at 500k. Facebook has stated before that it refuses to censor Wikileaks and this makes them absolute heroes in the Wikileaks story.

    5.) Flattr – With Mastercard, Paypal, Visa and Swedish banks ‘conspiring’ against Wikileaks and dropping it from it’s services one of the last ways to get money to Wikileaks is through Flattr. Flattr is an innovative tool that allows people to donate small amounts of money to content producers. It works very much like Digg, except at the end of the day Wikileaks gets a check from the guys at Flattr.

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