Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools

For the ultimate in localized citizen journalism, check out Los Wikiless Timespedia. Here's how it's described:

LA Times Switches to All-Wiki Format in 11th-Hour Battle for Life

"In a desperate attempt to stop the involuntary leakage of its readership, the slightly less-old gray lady has tried the Depends of new media, embracing a technology that almost spelt its d-e-a-t-h in bright blue hyperlinked Arial. . . .

"If you see an article you don't like or don't agree with, just change it. Then if the next person doesn't like that, they can change it back. We call it an editocracy."

OK, it has less to do with the past than the future, so it isn't really a history story. It's still funny, and history is pretty much relative, depending on your point of view, right?

If you disagree, I'll just call you a sockpuppet anyway.

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