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02 September 2007
Marketing on Wikipedia          

The other day, I saw a link to Novedge about CAD companies editing each others Wikipedia entries. At the time, I didn't pay much attention, but then I ran across this article from Deelip Menezes that pointed me back there again, so I took another look at this occurrence.

There are a couple of examples that I really like.

1. The Wikipedia article on SolidWorks, edited on 17 Nov 2006.

The original text read "and is now part of the midrange CAD market along with [[Autodesk Inventor]], launched in 1999"

After editing by an Autodesk IP, it reads "and is now part of the midrange CAD market. In recent years it has begun to loose ground to more sophisticated modeling systems like [[Autodesk Inventor]], launched in 1999" (The misspelling of the word "lose" (as loose) was part of the entry)

2. On that same date, under the entry for Inventor, someone at Autodesk was back at work.

The original text read "It is one of the mid-range 3D CAD products including [[SolidWorks]], [[Pro/ENGINEER]], and [[Solid Edge]]. Introduced in 1999, years after [[SolidWorks]] and [[Pro/ENGINEER]]"

After editing by an Autodesk IP, it reads "It is one the number one selling 3D modler on the market out selling both [[SolidWorks]], [[Pro/ENGINEER]], and [[Solid Edge]] for the last 5 years in a row" (Yes, the misspelling of modeler (as modler) was included in this post also)

3.  Earlier on 31 Oct 2006, the entry for Inventor was changed as shown below.

The original entry, last edited by an Autodesk IP, read "It is the best selling 3D mechanical design software package in the world, out selling it's nearest competitor [[SolidWorks]] for five years in a row. It is a cost effective alternative to more expensive programs such as: [[Solidworks]]"

After an edit by a SolidWorks IP, it reads "It is one of the mid-range 3D CAD products including [[SolidWorks]], [[Pro/ENGINEER]], and [[Solid Edge]]. Introduced in 1999, years after [[SolidWorks]]"

 

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PermaLink       Posted 9/02/2007 09:24:00 PM     
2 COMMENTS!


Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: September 10, 2007 at 6:27:00 AM CDT  

perhaps the grammar and spelling errors are included to 'lend the aura of internet authenticity'.


Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: September 14, 2007 at 7:33:00 AM CDT  

poor noobs, they can't use different PC's than their usual -and identified- ones? What about using a proxy or home connection to hide Ips?

As I said: NOOBS!

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