Consumerium - Enhancing Consumer Informedness since 2002 - Kuluttajisto - Kuluttajien voimaannuttamista jo vuodesta 2002
Consumerium itself is a not-for-profit effort to enable display of product information to consumers and feedback to producers and their owners in all countries of the world to enhance the consumer experience and to keep this planet as hospitable as possible. To this end Consumerium is compiling information on the countries of the world, technologies, convenience services for the consumer and more.
Our intent is to provide a knowledge graph and services for which we need infrastructure built with technologies.
The Consumerium development wiki turns 20 on Friday 2023-02-24 Fri Feb 24 2023 00:52:00 GMT +0000.
Welcome, newcomers to our set of 1,172 Consumerium Effort development wiki articles crafted in the spirit of our philosophy where fairtrade, human rights in business, political consumerism, copyleft, free software, moral purchasing, w:consumer activism and w:shareholder activism are close to the core.
We are collaborating under the GFDL license, to design a healthy buying infrastructure. We are identifying hardware requirements for storage, transport and display of varying levels of product information to consumers and feedback to producers at the point of purchase to enhance the consumer experience, advance product development and to keep this planet as hospitable as possible.
Today is Tuesday 21 March 2023 and it is week #12. The wiki has 4,270 pages out of which 1,172 are articles with 50,899 edits. There are 36 uploaded files.
There are 68,093 registered users out of which 4 users are admin. Today the wiki is running on mw:MediaWiki 1.35.9 (dba9be2).
Consumerium.org domain root landing page Wordpress explains the core of Consumerium with links to this wiki and Kuluttajisto.consumerium.org the same thing in Finnish[footnote 1]
Consumerium's lists of constructive services
- Countries of the world is where the local information relevant to Consumerium goals is gathered
Some key articles
Timeline of Consumerium is work eternally in progress. Currently it is year 2021.
How Consumerium differs from Wikipedia in a nutshell - a timeless classic from 2004
Planned Features to The Consumer - Consumerium Services ( messy ) - Planned Consumer Agent app
The Executive Summary page is a 5 minute read to Consumerium.
“Ethical consumerism is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of w:dollar voting. It is practiced through 'positive buying' in that ethical products are favoured, or 'moral boycott', that is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing.”
Visit also these sites
For decision makers
TraffikAnalysis.org anti-trafficking data hub by StopTheTraffik.org and IBM
FRDM.co offers for-a-fee services that find and fix risks in supply chains
Be a conscientious consumer
OpenFoodFacts.org OFF is a non-political effort to crowdsource and copyleft information on food.
EthicalConsumer.org ( UK ) and their Global directory to ethical consumption
ResponsibleShopper at greenamerica.org ( USA )
TheGoodShoppingGuide.com ( UK )
Buycott.com a mobile and web app with same goals as Consumerium: consumer empowerment.
Alternatives to TrustPilot or TrustPilot.com
Be a part of the activist momentum
SumOfUs.org ( World-wide activist effort )
Utopia.de ( Deutsch )
Be smart about computer issues
AlternativeTo.net crowdsourced software and website recommendations
The Green Web Foundation (.org) Green hosting selection site and browser add-on
BuiltWith.com see what websites are made with (few free samples without free account, some more with a free account and paid accounts up-to-unlimited searches)
The SAFE Network (.tech) get clued into the next distributed Internet
Free Software Foundation's giving guide v6
The Hunger Site - Donate food to the hungry by clicking once a day
Donate your spare computing resources to advance science and Join Team Consumerium.org on World Community Grid by following this link.
Get in touch
Twitter: @ConsumeriumORG and @Kuluttajisto in Finnish
Facebook: @ConsumeriumORG and @Kuluttajisto in Finnish
Diaspora* free social media network: firstname.lastname@example.org
w:IRC: #Consumerium on w:Libera Chat network.
w:Signal (software), w:WhatsApp or w:SMS to dedicated Consumerium hotline: +3584579416268 (no phone calls possible on sim)
Talk page: Write directly to the lowest troll and/or sysop(presseur)'s user talk page
Email from wiki: e-mail Jukeboksi via the send email function of this MediaWiki (only for logged-in users) or call / sms at the number given here
Thank yous for tech
.. but it has always helped w:Linux to be.
Relying on MediaWiki to work towards the Consumerium goals since 2003.
Consumerium has been relying on copyleft w:Debian GNU/Linux Stable-branch servers since Debian Squeeze.
w:Apache HTTP Server has served Consumerium well for over 15 yrs. Consumium free social runs w:Nginx a very nice copyleft web server.
Choice of RDBMS is w:MariaDB, a fork back by the original people behind MySQL.
Matomo - Matomo.org is a free and open source w:web analytics application originating from w:New Zealand
Ubuntu Studio (.org) is a versatile Linux distribution aimed at the audio and video producing users and serves as Juho's everyday OS
For editing practice, try playing in the Sandbox.
- ↑ The translation from Consumerium to Kuluttajisto was done by a bloke, whose name I cannot recall, on the ATTAC Finland bus trip to the Second European Social Forum 2003 in Paris by the time we had reached w:Töölö
Use [[w:Fairtrade]] to link to Wikipedia's article on fairtrade and [[w:fr:Commerce équitable]] to link to the article in the French Wikipedia as simple as that. ( works for all languages, just insert w:the correct lang code ). Avoid unnecessary replicating, we're in the GFDL part of the world after all :)