Now that the conference for international business bigwigs known as the World Economic Forum (WEF) is over in New York (it ended earlier this week), one can only wonder if the online performance of sorts, "NETSTRIKE against the World Economic Fools" succeeded. Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), along with other online activist groups, encouraged the masses to download software tools to reload the WEF site, theoretically to disable it. The WEF home page did go down. EDT founder Ricardo Dominguez denied responsibility in an interview on Wired News, but has lately posted a message including the statement "the WEF site is DOWN!WEEEEEEEEE" on listservs. A brilliant grassroots campaign? Or simply a glitch on the WEF's part? You decide.
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