WTF Wikipedia?

June 29, 2007

The Wikipedia system is too smart for its own good. I’ve noticed the ookiness of Wikipedia before – I can’t remember what it was, possibly I was at a Washington Post chat online and when I went to the Wikipedia site of the person conducting the chat, it was already updated with information revealed during the chat…and this was while the chat was still going on. So I’ve come to the conclusion that Wikipedia sustains itself with information uploaded by stalkers, people so involved in certain subjects they must update to-the-minute information on those subjects to Wikipedia pages. Which seems to me to imply a sickness, or a mania of some sort.

You don’t believe me? Wikipedia is just harmless fun? Get this shit.

Benoit’s page on Wikipedia, a reference site that allows users to add and edit information, was updated at 12:01 a.m. Monday, about 14 hours before authorities say the bodies were found. The posting, according to ABCNews.com, contained the following information:

“Chris Benoit was replaced by Johnny Nitro for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.”

Yeah, that’s right motherfuckers. Someone updated Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia page with his wife’s death half a day before the cops found her. And in someone’s mind, it was more important to update a Wikipedia page that to INFORM THE AUTHORITIES THEY HAD KNOWLEDGE OF A MURDER.

Keep downplaying the dangers of Wikipedia, guys. Maybe someday you’ll go to your own page and read:

John Smith (May 14, 1976-August 18, 2009) blah blah blah…

And then you’ll realize, “My God, it’s only August 7th. How does Wikipedia know when I die?”

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