Monday, 12 November 2012

News24 Hofmeyr Wiki story fail

According to News24, the act of being a member of the open source forum by which wikipedia pages are edited and using that privilege to edit a page, albeit with false if funny data, is now known as "hacking".

Yes, Steve Hofmeyr's wikipedia page was vandalised by somebody who was obviously bored and looking to have a laugh and that in this sleepy bottom tip of the African continent is what constitutes news.  But it's great to see News24 sticking to their MO: trumpeting twitter tittle-tattle and supplementing with wire stories.

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