What started out with an innocent interest in the bottomless well of facts that Wikipedia provides, quickly became a viral Instagram account.
As with many South Africans that deeply disappoint, Markus Jooste’s Wikipedia page has become a place for eager editors to poke some fun.
Israeli prankster and sitcom writer, Nimrod Kamer lives a parallel life in which he falsifies information on celebrity WikiPedia pages, and then offers to change the information back to the previous iteration, for cash.
So Google’s trying to change things, again. For those of you who decide that this is the last straw and that you’re going Bing, farewell and good luck finding anything. For those of you wanting to find out what exactly Knowledge Graph is and why it isn’t as terrible as G+, click on through.
Google has joined Wikipedia, BoingBoing and a number of other popular websites in the SOPA protest – not just by ‘blacking out’ their logo, which is cute but largely ineffective, but by putting together a comprehensive and informative infographic on the SOPA bill and piracy, along with access lines for voters to contact members of Congress through.
In the wake of Parliament’s majority vote to send the controversial Protection of Information Bill to the National Council of Provinces for consideration, the ANC’s Wikipedia has suffered numerous mischievious revisions, or hacks.The information under the heading “Controversy over corrupt members” appears to have been censored, or redacted, in a style similar to a government-censored document. You need to see what these guys did.
That headline just about says it all. Justin Bieber’s 3D documentary, ‘Never Say Never’, took $30.3 million in its opening weekend at the US box office. Apparently 60% of its audience were women under the age of 18. Surprising, that.
American comedic genius Stephen Colbert once famously said, in reference to Wikipedia, “if you make something up and enough people agree with you–it becomes reality”. Check out this link to 15 of the best Wikipedia hoaxes and blunders. Special mention to the person who managed to edit Sepp Blatter’s middle name to ‘Bellend’, cockney slang for ‘tip of the penis.’ Classic.
Love him or hate him, but mostly hate him, Sepp Blatter was the lucky recipient of the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, bestowed upon his reverend person by the magnanimous nation of South Africa. Well, alright then. You diplomats brown nose each other in whichever way you prefer. But, oh sweet heavens, how […]