You might have heard of the whole Wikipedia/Seigenthaler controversy — a famous retired journalist smeared in a fake bio by an anonymous dude who later claimed that it was a prank.
Well, today (around 1:30 PM) I noticed that a Wikipedian is trying to do something to the sexual reputation of Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz, whose bio on the encyclopedia I stumbled upon while reading about Columbia University.
I’m curious how long this will stay up until someone corrects it. I’ll keep you posted.
UPDATE: The entry was corrected at 9 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 21. So, in the Wikipedia world, Kurtz had a tiny penis for almost 24 hours. That’s long enough if you ask me. The IP of the person who corrected the error traced back to Harvard — yes, the university. It appears this was their first edit to the encyclopedia. I wonder if this person was in the network of people who I’ve told about this.