Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Colbert On Wikiality

I usually watch The Colbert Report a day or so late on the DVR so I'm a little behind on this one. A couple of nights ago he did a hilarious bit on wikipedia for The Word segement. At one point he suggested it would be possible to edit entries on elephants to say there are now more elephants in Africa than there were six months ago. Which the bullet point reminded us isn't true.

Well, apparently folks actually did start editing elephant entries and overloaded Wikipedia's servers. At some point yesterday many elephant entries and the Colbert Report entry had been locked down.

Video of the segment is available on YouTube (which is currently down itself for some reason). I'm still a day behind but I'm sure the whole thing got mentioned on last night's show too.


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