Wikipedia & Linterweb

13 August 2015

Lists of favorites Facebook groups

Filed under: news — Pascal Martin @ 11:33

Linterweb is releasing on its website Allingroups a new page containing lists of favorites Facebook groups concerning specific topics. Listed groups are the Facebook groups with most members, or groups we appreciate for some reasons. The topics are chosen according to the areas of interest of Linterweb employees.

Indicateurs

The current lists focus on the following topics:

Britanny (this topic is important to us as our company is currently located in this region, in the northwest of France); video games; sports;; music; shared accommodation; Erasmus; online sales; cooking; car-sharing (while the United Nations Climate Change Conference will soon be held in Paris, in december 2015, this topic seems more relevant than ever); job search (while Linterweb tries to be a corporate citizen, we feel very concerned with the topic of unemployment); downloads; books; films; art and creation; concerts  the latter four topics are important to us, as Linterweb has always been interested in and has always been supporting artistic creation, including performing arts); news; fishing; health and welfare; series.

All these lists are displayed on the page Indicateur des groupes.

We’all add new lists on new topics on a regular basis. If you have suggestions of topics or of groups that you tink we should add to our selection, please contact us at pmartin@linterweb.fr.

Best regards, Pascal Martin, manager of Linterweb.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used, in particular, for all external links of all French speaking Wikimedia projects, as well as on the Romanian and Hungarian speaking Wikipedias;
  •  Allingroups Facebook auto-poster, a service dedicated to automatically sending messages to your Facebook groups;

13 May 2015

Allingroups Release

Filed under: news — Matthieu @ 13:19

Today I’m glad to present you Allingroups, a new service proposed by Linterweb.

For quite a few years, here at Linterweb, we’ve been working mainly on Wikimedia oriented services, like Wikiwix, a Wikipedia oriented search engine, Okawix, an offline Wikipedia browser, or Wikiwix Archives, a service used for instance on the French, the Romanian or the Hungarian speaking Wikipedias, that allows keeping a copy of all Internet sources quoted in Wikipedia articles, so that they don’t get definitively lost, even if the initial Internet source has been moved or removed.

We’re now working at something quite different, more aimed at the Facebook community: Allingroups, a Facebook auto-poster.

 

Members of Facebook have the possibility to post messages on their fan pages or in their groups (groups of friends, of relatives, of fans, business groups… of which they are a member). If you want to post one message in one group or on one page, it is convenient. The problem begins when you want to publish the same message in various groups or pages. If you want to post the same message in ten groups or pages, you have to repeat ten times: go into the group or onto the page, write you message, post it, go to the second group or page, do the same stuff, etc. Well, with ten groups or pages, it’s probably boring but still possible, but if you’ve got several hundred groups or pages, you don’t want to spend all your day doing this, it would take up all your time!

That’s what Allingroups is all about: saving you time!

Allingroups allows you to save time by automatically posting messages to part or all of your groups or pages, while taking care to prevent you from being blocked or banned by Facebook quite restrictive publishing rules (that are in addition being reinforced those days).

 

What’s more, contrary to most of other existing Facebook auto-posters, Allingroups doesn’t need to be installed on your computer: the program is run on our servers. As a consequence, your computer doesn’t need to be switched on and connected to Facebook while publishing your messages. So that, not only you’ll save a lot of time, but you’ll also save a huge amount of money and of electricity: just one of our servers dedicated to publishing all messages on Facebook uses much less energy than the ten thousand computers of our ten thousand current Allingroups users. At a time when the climate change is becoming an increasingly important concern, it is worth to be noticed: many small energy gains of this kind can, all together, amount to important energy savings for the planet.

How does it work?

Our Facebook auto-poster is easy to use:

  1. you sign up to Allingroups with your Facebook e-mail address;
  2. you go to the page Create a campaign, where you may write your message, choose a Facebook or any other web page to add to your message;
  3. you may select the option “Add the affiliation link to your message”, which will add to your message a link to Allingroups; doing so, you get free Allingroups credits;
  4. you select the groups and pages to which you want to post the message in the list of your Facebook groups and pages;
  5. you click on the Save campaign button. And that’s all!

 

How expensive is it?

Not very expensive, in my opinion : basically, one Allingroup credit allows you to post one message to one group or page. So 100 Alingroups credits allow you to post one message to one hundred groups or pages, or one hundred messages to one group or page, or two messages to fifty groups or pages, or five messages to twenty groups or pages: share your credits as you like among your groups and pages.

In addition, you currently get 500 free Alingroups when you sign up, plus 200 more credits thanks to the following promo code: MATT LINTERWEB, that you will enter while signing up; plus other free credits through the affiliation link: once a person joins Allingroups through this link, your account will be credited with 200 credits and you will become their sponsor.

When anyone you sponsor signs up to a plan, you will benefit from 10% of the credits that they receive. When somebody you sponsor sponsors somebody else, you will benefit from 8% of the credits that they acquire. At the third level, you will benefit from 6%, 4% at the 4th, and 2% at the 5th level.

And you can also buy Allingroups credits on the My Credits tab. Our prices may vary in the future, but currently the price of an Allingroups credit  is €0.01. Not even the cost of electricity if you did the publishing yourself. It means you can send 100 messages for €1. Considering the time and the electricity saved, I think it’s worth it!

 

If you use Facebook a lot, you should definitely give it a try! You’ll save time, for you, and electricity, for the sake of the planet. While the United Nations Climate Change Conference will soon be held in Paris, in december 2015, this issue seems more relevant than ever.

 

We and the people of Linterweb, we have always tried to keep the Wikipedia community informed of our ideas and our work concerning the Wikimedia projects, especially thanks to our blog http://blog.wikiwix.com/en/. We’ll keep on writing articles concerning Wikimedia on this blog on a regular basis. In addition, from now on we’ll publish all articles concerning Allingroups and the Facebook community on a new blog dedicated to Allingroups: http://allingroups.com/.

 

Hope to see you soon on Allingroups, and on our new blog! Matthews, Allingroups team member :-)

8 July 2011

Linterweb in charge of archiving external links for the Romanian speaking Wikipedia

Filed under: news,wikipedia external links — Matthieu @ 16:26

From now on, (fr) Linterweb will be in charge of archiving the external weblinks of the Romanian speaking Wikipedia, to ensure that the content of those web pages remains available as reference of the article in the future, and this even if the true page has disappeared of the external web site. This service is now run, for instance, on several Wikipedia’s sister projects (the French speaking Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, …), or as well on projects of other languages (like the Hungarian speaking Wikipedia).
Hopefully, this use of the Wikiwix archiving will extend even more, as this service has a huge potential usefulness: many references in articles contain external web links; when those links get broken, the readers can’t check anymore what the external web page says exactly, and the reference is often contested. So that part of the article gets lost, actually, as references are a very important part of the articles. The solution to this problem is to archive all external web pages linked to articles.

Take care :-) Matthieu.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website; wikiwix.mobi, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.

Surrounded with red circles, external links archived by Linterweb

17 June 2011

Okawix package for the ASRI Linux distribution available

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 0:14

The association (fr) ASRI (ASRI stands for Action Solidaire de Revalorisation Informatique en milieu scolaire) intends to provide pupils with an easier access to Internet and to computer resources. ASRI achieves its goals for instance by getting, upgrading and reusing old but nevertheless usable computers. As an other way of pursuing its objective, ASRI developed (fr) ASRI éducation, a Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux, and especially designed for a school audience. At Linterweb, we find this project very interesting. We are therefore very happy that ASRI is making available a package to set up easily our software Okawix. This Okawix package will allow the children to browse comfortably (fr) Vikidia, a Wikipedia-like website for children aged 8 to 13 years.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website; wikiwix.mobi, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.

ASRI Education v2.0 Office of the user environment "kids 6-10 years", by ASRI éducation (Own work), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons

29 April 2011

Release of Okawix for Android

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 22:12

I use Wikipedia quite a lot. Well, I mean… really a lot! Most of the time I can survive without Wikipedia. But there may also be some times when I feel quite disarmed without it. I need it a lot for my work, I use it also just for my own pleasure… Then I find it of course very convenient to be able to browse Wikipedia on my mobile phone. Anywhere, anytime…

Well, people like me may be interested to learn that our company, Linterweb, has just released an Android mobile version of Okawix, its off-line Wikipedia browser.

Indeed, as announced a few weeks ago, the version of Okawix for Android is now available.  It is thus now possible to take Wikipedia, or any sister project, with you in the pocket of your jacket, on your Android device, and to read it anywhere, at any time, even without possibility of Internet connection (in the train, in air planes, in Sahara, in Antarctic…).

The iPad and iPhone version should be released later this year.

You can install for free Okawix for Android at this address: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.linterweb.lecteur or directly on the Android Market.

We hope to read your feed back soon, for instance on our blog!

Take care :-) Matthieu.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website; wikiwix.mobi, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.
Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

20 April 2011

Okawix for Android, iPhone and iPad: Beta Testers no more needed!

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 16:24

A few weeks ago we wrote an article explaining that we needed beta testers for the beta version for Android, iPhone and iPad of our offline Wikipedia browser, Okawix.

Many happy owners of Android, iPad or iPhone devices offered to help, and we are very grateful to them. Thank you very much!
Sadly things didn”t turn out the way we expected, and we had to give up this idea :-( The main reason is that it was not really possible to set up the beta test for the iPad and iPhone version: if we we want to test our application, we must first make it available on the Apple store; but Apple doesn”t accept beta versions on its Apple Store… A bit hard to understand. How can we improve the software and correct the bugs if we can”t have beta testers to use it? Well, there”s something I can”t really understand… I think something is wrong with their policy. I understand the will of Apple to ensure to their users the best possible quality. But then they should find a way to offer the possibility to test beta versions…

Anyway… We are sorry for all those who were happy to help, thanks again. I hope there will be other opportunities. As for the beta tests, we won”t make any public beta test, we”re just going to test it by ourselves. Still the release of the Android version should come pretty soon. I hope you”ll try it, and that you”ll like it. As for the iPad and iPhone version, you”ll have to wait a bit longer.

Take care :-) Matthieu.

P.S.: Well, eventually, you”ll find an pre-(unofficial)-version of the Android version on the Android Market at the following address: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.linterweb.lecteur. It”s not yet the official online casinos public realease, it”s just for you, as an avant-première! :-)

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website; wikiwix.mobi, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.
Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

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