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== Welcome to Consum(er)ium lists of lists ==
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== Welcome to Consumerium list of lists ==
  
* [[Lists of shared and alternative transport and journey planners]] - Ridesharing aka. carpooling, car sharing, multimodal transport network finders and more
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== Consumerium lists of consumer convenience services ==
* [[Lists of review aggregators and review sites]] - The idea of [[reviews]] has been at the core of the Consum(er)ium idea right from the start.  
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* [[Lists of review aggregators and review sites]] - The idea of [[reviews]] has been at the core of the Consumerium idea right from the start.  
 
* [[Lists of alternative financial services]] looking for affordable personal or SMB credit __or__ steadily profitable investing opportunities? [[w:Peer-to-peer lending]] could be the answer satisfying all 2 parties and by-passing the bank.
 
* [[Lists of alternative financial services]] looking for affordable personal or SMB credit __or__ steadily profitable investing opportunities? [[w:Peer-to-peer lending]] could be the answer satisfying all 2 parties and by-passing the bank.
 
* [[Lists of price comparison services]] - The invisible green hand of Adam Smith is here to help the consumers to get the best value for their money, price comparison services can also be called price search engines or price aggregators.
 
* [[Lists of price comparison services]] - The invisible green hand of Adam Smith is here to help the consumers to get the best value for their money, price comparison services can also be called price search engines or price aggregators.
 
* [[List of free education]] - Information wants to be free. Especially educational information.
 
* [[List of free education]] - Information wants to be free. Especially educational information.
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* [[Lists of shared and alternative transport and traveler routers]] - Ridesharing aka. carpooling, car sharing, multimodal transport network finders and more
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* List of types of business entity originated in the article [[types of companies]], was [[:category:wikipediafied|wikipediafied]] and can now be found at [[w:types of business entity]] for nearly all countries and languages.
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== Consumerium list of sites and apps for the ethical consumer ==
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* [https://www.codecheck.info/ CodeCheck.info] - German site with tons of products, but I am unable to find the Android app they advertise.
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* [http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ The Ethical Consumer] - The UK's only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names.
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* [[FLO|Fairtrade Labelling Organizations FLO]] International [http://www.fairtrade.net/ (fairtrade.net)]
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* [http://goodonyou.eco/ The Good on You App] by Ethical Consumers Australia. It is available for Android and iOS for helping out the ethical clothing shopping consumer.
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* [[Open Food Facts]] [https://world.openfoodfacts.org (.org)] is a nonprofit, copyleft effort to crowdsource facts about foods founded in 2012.
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* [http://www.thegoodshoppingguide.com/ The Good Shopping Guide] - UK
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* [http://www.responsibleshopper.org/ Responsible Shopper] A project run by [http://www.coopamerica.org Co-op America] that has very convergent goal with us and they actually have a searchable DB online with 350 big companies investigated.
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* [[Transnationale]] [http://www.transnationale.org/ (.org)] - Consumer guides to Multinationals and shopping. Transnationale.org provides comprehensive information on more than 13,000 [[companies]] around the world. We report social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands, membership to the most influential lobbies, public relations and opinion making, managers name and position, shareholders and subsidiaries, plants locations and offshore centers, brand and corporate image management.
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== Other consumer oriented sites ==
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* [http://Appropedia.org Appropedia.org] copyleft source of instructional capital for the consumer (and the entrepreneur)
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* [[Consumer Reports]] [http://www.consumerreports.org/ (.org)] - offers comparisons of various [[product group]]s. Online since at least 1998 according to [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.consumerreports.org/ Archive.org]. [[Nonprofit]] and Independent
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* [http://www.consumerservicesguide.org/ Consumer Services Guide (.org)] a hefty guide of consumer information mostly for US by http://www.consumer-action.org/
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== Consumer art ==
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* [http://adbusters.org/ Adbusters Media Foundation](.org) is a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Their aim is to topple  existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will  live in the 21st century.
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* [http://www.jamespatten.com/cfd/ Corporate Fallout Detector] an art project by James Patten- <font color="Green"> Now version 2!</font>
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== Consumer on the move ==
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* [[Lists of shared and alternative transport and traveler routers]] - Ridesharing aka. carpooling, car sharing, multimodal transport network finders and more
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* [[Wikitravel]] [http://www.wikitravel.org/ (.org)] - a travel guide - boycotts should include not going places where people do rotten things, since tourism has an eco-impact and sends messages of approval too. Licensed under the [[Creative Commons]] CC-A-SA license. A wiki to discover new places to eat, stay, enjoy and experience.
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* [[Wikivoyage]] [https://www.wikivoyage.org/ (.org)] is a fork of Wikitravel with the muscle and userbase of the Wikimedia Foundation behind it.
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== Consumer oriented filantrophy sites ==
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Feeling frustrated? Do something useful, it'll make you feel better
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* '''[[w:The Hunger Site|The Hunger Site]]''' [http://www.thehungersite.com (.com)] - The original [[w:Click-to-donate site|Click-to-donate site]] - Donate food to the hungry by visiting this site. You will see some [[advertisement]]s from [[companies]] that are donating the [[financial capital]] to make this happen. If you don't want this to happen you should close your eyes.
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* '''[[MaidSafe]]''' [http://maidsafe.net/ (.net)] upcoming filantrophy network
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* '''[[w:World Community Grid|World Community Grid]]''' [http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org (.org)] - Donate your spare CPU cycles ( processor time ) to work for good of the world at the price of the added electricity consumption of burning your CPU hot instead of it kicking back and lowering electricity consumption when it has much idle time.
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== Activist oriented sites ==
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* [[w:American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations|American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL–CIO]] [http://www.aflcio.org/ (.org)].
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* [http://amnesty.org Amnesty International (org)] - Agenda: Human rights
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* [http://www.environmentaldefense.org/ Environmental Defence (.org)] - Makers of http://scorecard.goodguide.com/ service in which allows you to identify polluters in the US in your area*
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* [http://www.cleanclothes.org/ Clean Clothes Campaign (.org)] - Agenda: Worker's right
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* [http://www.engagingnetworks.net/uk Engaging Networks (.net)]
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* [http://www.ffii.org Foundation for A Free Information Infrastructure (.org)]
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* [http://www.fsf.org Free Software Foundation (.org)]
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** [http://www.fsfe.org Free Software Foundation Europe (.org)]
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* [http://www.gnu.org GNU - Gnu's Not Unix (.org)] - promoting [[free software]] and open content
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* [http://www.greenpeace.org Greenpeace (.org)] - Agenda: Environmentalism, [[safe trade]], oceans, climate and opposing [[dangerous technology]]
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* [http://www.hrw.org/ Human Rights Watch (.org)] - Agenda: Human Rights
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* [http://www.infoshop.org Infoshop.org] is a portal linking content on the net of interest to the anarchist and anti-authoritarian community. In the spirit of anarchism, it is a collaborative project that encourages participation and networking of resources. Part of this network is the often updated Infoshop News.
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* The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements - IFOAM [http://www.ifoam.bio/ (.bio)]  is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement, which represents close to 800 affiliates in 117 countries. ( Wikipedia )
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* [[SourceWatch]] [http://www.sourcewatch.org (.org)] - [[Propaganda]] and [[no body]] detection, since these always work to the detriment of [[some body]].  - A collaborative effort to investigate public relations operations and operatives by The Center for Media and Democracy. Formerly known as [[Disinfopedia]]. It is a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. And yes, it's in the [[GFDL]] part of the world (Running [[MediaWiki]], under [[GFDL]])
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* http://sumofus.org/ - World-wide activist effort
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* [http://www.theyrule.net/ TheyRule (.net)]- Topic map style visual presentations of interrelations of [[Companies]], executives and stuff in the US mostly. They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class.
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* [http://www.transparency.org/ Transparency International (.org)] - Agenda: Fighting corruption. Lot's of good stuff on [[sustainable development]], good [[w:corporate social responsibility|corporate citizenship]] and lots more
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* [http://www.worldwatch.org/ Worldwatch Institute (.org)] - An independent research organization working for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.
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== Business ethics and corporate responsibility ==
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* [http://corporatejustice.org/ European Coalition for Corporate Justice (.org)] is an organization working to advance corporate responsibility issues
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* [http://www.fairtradefederation.com/ Fairtrade Federation (.com)]- an association of fairtrade wholesalers, retailers, and producers
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* [http://www.jussemper.org The Jus Semper Global Alliance (.org)] main programme is "The Living Wages North and South Initiative" which studies the development of [[w:purchasing power parity|purchasing power parity]] in developed and developing countries - Very good and concise source of [[w:corporate social responsibility|corporate social responsibility]] (CSR) information.
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* [http://www.rmi.org Rocky Mountain Institute (.org)] - promoting [[Natural Capitalism]]
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* [http://www.sa-intl.org/ Social Accountability International (sa-intl.org)] - organisation behind the [[SA8000]] [[w:social accounting|social accountability system]].
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* [[w:Tax Justice Network|Tax Justice Network]] [https://www.taxjustice.net/ (taxjustice.net)] is an independent [[w:advocacy group|advocacy group]] consisting of a coalition of international researchers and activists with a shared concern about [[w:tax avoidance|tax avoidance]], [[w:tax competition|tax competition]], [[w:tax evasion|tax evasion]], and [[w:tax havens|tax havens]]
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== List of social media where you can like Consumerium ==
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* [[Diaspora]]* - a decentralized '''ad-free''' and cost-free social network software and social network. '''[https://d.consumium.org d.consumium.org]''' - a Consumium free social media. http://podupti.me is a site dedicated to provide various views of the pods currently active. Share with us. We are '''consumium@d.consumium.org'''.
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== Technical solutions and information sources useful to Consumerium ==
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* [[DBpedia]] [http://dbpedia.org (.org)] - http://wiki.dbpedia.org/ data extraction of information in [[Wikipedia]] to an [[w:ontology]] and datasets and [[Wikidata]] [http://wikidata.org (.org)]
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* International Organization for Standardization [[ISO]] [http://www.iso.org (.org)]]  - They have a bad practice of charging lots of money for any [[reference]]-quality data. See [[w:List of ISO standards]] for a quick overview of their scope
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* [[Internet UPC Database]] [http://upcdatabase.com/ (.com)]]  - Database of [[manufacturer]]s and [[product]]s with [[UPC]] codes, searchable online and downloadable version which is not as up-to-date as the online version but is strangely [[license]]d under [[GPL]]. Internet UPC Database released a [[barcode]] read-via-camera enabled iPhone app in 2015.
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* [[OASIS]] [https://www.oasis-open.org/ (.org)] - Organization for Structured Information Standards, maker of [[ebXML]]
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* [[The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market|The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market Portal (EU)]] [https://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/ (oami.europa.eu)]
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* [[Translatewiki]] [http://translatewiki.net/ (.net)] is a localisation platform for translation communities, language communities, and free and open source projects. Currently used to localize [[MediaWiki]], [[pyWikipediaBot]] and [[Toolserver]]. Under CC-BY 3.0.
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* [http://www.unece.org/ United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)] - Agenda: Environment and Human Settlements, Transport, Statistics, Economic Analysis, Population Analysis, Industrial Restructuring, Energy and Enterprise Development, Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development, Timber, '''Agricultural Standards''', Coordinating Unit for Operational Activities, Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme. 10 pages of different types of apples, need I say more. [[Reference]]-quality stuff.
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** [http://www.unece.org/cefact/ United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business] - Tons and tons of trade specifications/advisories. [[Reference]]-quality stuff.
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** [http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/service/main.htm UN/LOCODE] by [[UNECE]] [[w:UN/LOCODE|UN/LOCODE]] provides code elements for more than 36.000 names of pots, airports, rail and road terminals, postal exchange offices, border crossing points and other locations used in trade and transport in 234 countries.
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* [http://www.unspsc.org/ United Nations Standard Products and Services Code] ([[w:UNSPSC|UNSPSC]]) - by ([[w:United Nations Development Programme| United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)]]) Now technically managed by [[UCC]]. Contains 50,000+ commodities and [[product group]]s
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* [[Wikitext standard]] efforts
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::''(note:  [[Meta-Wikipedia]] is now devoted to [[software imperialism]] and [[mediawiki]] hegemony, and cannot be considered a valid forum to discuss any such "standard";  As an example of a failed attempt to organize against a cabal, see the[http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Wikipedias_Forum United Wikipedias Forum] - how to get a huge 40-language project governed in [[Simple English]] without a cabal taking it over completely.  Obviously this has failed.''
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== GFDL corpus sources of information ==
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* [[GFDL Corpus]] despite the various thugs trying to control it for their own commercial interests
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** [[Wikipedia]] [http://www.wikipedia.org/ (.org)] The free encyclopedia, all content is under [[GFDL]]. - (Running [[MediaWiki]]) use <nowiki>[[w:Article name]]</nowiki>
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** [[Wikibooks]] [http://wikibooks.org (.org)] Yet another great idea being put forward by WikiMedia Foundation. Wikibooks is dedicated to developing and disseminating free, open content textbooks and other classroom texts - (Running [[MediaWiki]], under [[GFDL]])
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*** [[Cookbook]] - One of the wikibooks that is of particular interest is the cookbook.  Includes information on [[w:vegan|vegan]] and [[w:vegetarian|vegetarian]] food as well as other moral purchasing. - (Running [[MediaWiki]], under [[GFDL]])
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** [[w:Wiktionary|Wiktionary]] - The free dictionary and thesaurus in every language. [[GFDL]] also. Not much happening there now. - (Running [[MediaWiki]], under [[GFDL]])
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** [[Simple English Wikipedia]] [http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/ (.org)] - educating people all over the world, finding out what they care about, recruiting those who can keep [[opinion wiki]] up to date.  This is the translation base for all Wikipedias, and may be necessary for use to provide background notes in any language for Consumerium advice.
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More may be located via the [[WikiApiary]][http://wikiapiary.com/wiki/ (.com)] that tracking 8,000+ [[MediaWiki]] [[wiki]]s
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== Miscellaneous projects ==
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* [[w:AFL–CIO|AFL–CIO]] [http://www.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/Paywatch-2015 Corporate Pay Watch]]: Annoy yourself by looking up how much US CEOs' get compensated.
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* [[w:Global Greens|Global Greens]] [http://globalgreens.org (.org)] - mailing lists automatically set up for any Green Party - or other groups obeying [http://globalgreens.info Global Greens Charter]
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* [http://www.globalvillages.org Global Villages (.org)] is a precursor to the [http://www.give.at./home_a.htm "Globally Integrated Village Environment" (GIVE)]
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* http://www.ipjustice.org A project that lobbies against [[w:Digital Restrictions Management]] and misuse of Intellectual Property.
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* [http://www.nooranch.com/synaesmedia/optimaes/optimaes.cgi?HomePage OPTIMAES Wiki (Open Project To Investigate Money And Economic Systems)] - Usemod, public domain
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* [http://open.coop/ The Open Co-op] - "... To build a worldwide commmunity of individuals and organisations committed to creating a collaborative sustainable economy." - Tikiwiki, copyright unknown.
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* [http://opendemocracy.net/ openDemocracy.net] - an online global magazine of politics and culture. They publish clarifying debates which help people make up their own minds.
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* http://smartmobs.com - discussion of mobile technologies for politics
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== Assortments of links ==
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* [[Research]] - Ongoing research works in Wikipedia, Meta-Wikipedia etc.
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* [[Wikipedia]] - Intersting fairly completed articles in Wikipedia
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* [[Interesting companies]] - Commercial links
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* [[Interesting software]] - links to useful software projects
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* [[Countries of the world]]
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* [[Interesting feeds]] - Interesting RSS (RDF) feeds
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* [[Strange projects]] - Amusing, but "not useful" sites
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* [[Bluetooth]] - All Bluetooth related links go here
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* [[XML]] - XML links here
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and finally [[Consumerium alphabetical list of projects, sites, services and companies that no longer exist]].
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[[Category:List]]

Latest revision as of 19:04, 12 April 2021

Welcome to Consumerium list of lists[edit | edit source]

Consumerium lists of consumer convenience services[edit | edit source]

Consumerium list of sites and apps for the ethical consumer[edit | edit source]

  • CodeCheck.info - German site with tons of products, but I am unable to find the Android app they advertise.
  • The Ethical Consumer - The UK's only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names.
  • Fairtrade Labelling Organizations FLO International (fairtrade.net)
  • The Good on You App by Ethical Consumers Australia. It is available for Android and iOS for helping out the ethical clothing shopping consumer.
  • Open Food Facts (.org) is a nonprofit, copyleft effort to crowdsource facts about foods founded in 2012.
  • The Good Shopping Guide - UK
  • Responsible Shopper A project run by Co-op America that has very convergent goal with us and they actually have a searchable DB online with 350 big companies investigated.
  • Transnationale (.org) - Consumer guides to Multinationals and shopping. Transnationale.org provides comprehensive information on more than 13,000 companies around the world. We report social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands, membership to the most influential lobbies, public relations and opinion making, managers name and position, shareholders and subsidiaries, plants locations and offshore centers, brand and corporate image management.

Other consumer oriented sites[edit | edit source]


Consumer art[edit | edit source]

  • Adbusters Media Foundation(.org) is a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Their aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.
  • Corporate Fallout Detector an art project by James Patten- Now version 2!

Consumer on the move[edit | edit source]

  • Lists of shared and alternative transport and traveler routers - Ridesharing aka. carpooling, car sharing, multimodal transport network finders and more
  • Wikitravel (.org) - a travel guide - boycotts should include not going places where people do rotten things, since tourism has an eco-impact and sends messages of approval too. Licensed under the Creative Commons CC-A-SA license. A wiki to discover new places to eat, stay, enjoy and experience.
  • Wikivoyage (.org) is a fork of Wikitravel with the muscle and userbase of the Wikimedia Foundation behind it.

Consumer oriented filantrophy sites[edit | edit source]

Feeling frustrated? Do something useful, it'll make you feel better

  • World Community Grid (.org) - Donate your spare CPU cycles ( processor time ) to work for good of the world at the price of the added electricity consumption of burning your CPU hot instead of it kicking back and lowering electricity consumption when it has much idle time.

Activist oriented sites[edit | edit source]

  • Greenpeace (.org) - Agenda: Environmentalism, safe trade, oceans, climate and opposing dangerous technology
  • Human Rights Watch (.org) - Agenda: Human Rights
  • Infoshop.org is a portal linking content on the net of interest to the anarchist and anti-authoritarian community. In the spirit of anarchism, it is a collaborative project that encourages participation and networking of resources. Part of this network is the often updated Infoshop News.
  • The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements - IFOAM (.bio) is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement, which represents close to 800 affiliates in 117 countries. ( Wikipedia )
  • SourceWatch (.org) - Propaganda and no body detection, since these always work to the detriment of some body. - A collaborative effort to investigate public relations operations and operatives by The Center for Media and Democracy. Formerly known as Disinfopedia. It is a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. And yes, it's in the GFDL part of the world (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
  • http://sumofus.org/ - World-wide activist effort
  • TheyRule (.net)- Topic map style visual presentations of interrelations of Companies, executives and stuff in the US mostly. They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class.
  • Transparency International (.org) - Agenda: Fighting corruption. Lot's of good stuff on sustainable development, good corporate citizenship and lots more
  • Worldwatch Institute (.org) - An independent research organization working for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.

Business ethics and corporate responsibility[edit | edit source]


List of social media where you can like Consumerium[edit | edit source]

  • Diaspora* - a decentralized ad-free and cost-free social network software and social network. d.consumium.org - a Consumium free social media. http://podupti.me is a site dedicated to provide various views of the pods currently active. Share with us. We are consumium@d.consumium.org.

Technical solutions and information sources useful to Consumerium[edit | edit source]

(note: Meta-Wikipedia is now devoted to software imperialism and mediawiki hegemony, and cannot be considered a valid forum to discuss any such "standard"; As an example of a failed attempt to organize against a cabal, see theUnited Wikipedias Forum - how to get a huge 40-language project governed in Simple English without a cabal taking it over completely. Obviously this has failed.

GFDL corpus sources of information[edit | edit source]

  • GFDL Corpus despite the various thugs trying to control it for their own commercial interests
    • Wikipedia (.org) The free encyclopedia, all content is under GFDL. - (Running MediaWiki) use [[w:Article name]]
    • Wikibooks (.org) Yet another great idea being put forward by WikiMedia Foundation. Wikibooks is dedicated to developing and disseminating free, open content textbooks and other classroom texts - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
      • Cookbook - One of the wikibooks that is of particular interest is the cookbook. Includes information on vegan and vegetarian food as well as other moral purchasing. - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
    • Wiktionary - The free dictionary and thesaurus in every language. GFDL also. Not much happening there now. - (Running MediaWiki, under GFDL)
    • Simple English Wikipedia (.org) - educating people all over the world, finding out what they care about, recruiting those who can keep opinion wiki up to date. This is the translation base for all Wikipedias, and may be necessary for use to provide background notes in any language for Consumerium advice.

More may be located via the WikiApiary(.com) that tracking 8,000+ MediaWiki wikis


Miscellaneous projects[edit | edit source]


Assortments of links[edit | edit source]

and finally Consumerium alphabetical list of projects, sites, services and companies that no longer exist.