Friday, February 13, 2009

Fiction Precedes Fact

Wikipedia has closed the loop in fictional information generation. In a recent German news story a (long and complicated) name was changed in Wikipedia. When the printed press covered the story, the modified name from Wikipedia was used. When the Wikipedia story was flagged as lacking a citation, one of the print sources was used as a citation, closing the loop.

See it on slashdot:
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/10/2211220

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