Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Kenneth Lay, Wikipedia and current events

Wikipedia is such a great analogy for our current take on "truth". As soon as The New York Times and other media outlets announced this morning of the untimely death of Kenneth Lay, conspiracy abounded, virus like - across the internet. Every blogger had a theory. Later that day Reuters
published an interesting article about how Lay's biography in Wikipedia was modified scores of times throughout the day, colaboratively limping its way to some sort of definitive conclusion.

1 comment:

Now.Seo said...

Funny - I had posted about the very same thing when it happened with Ken Lay and WikiPedia.