With all the arguing going on in the podcasting world about Adam Curry editing the history of podcasting through Wikipedia, I thought it was humorous to see this article published today at Wired.com. It turns out that editing the histroy of Kennedys assasination is much worse than that of podcasting.
“SAN FRANCISCO — Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that allows anyone to contribute articles, is tightening its rules for submitting entries following the disclosure that it ran a piece falsely implicating a man in the Kennedy assassinations. Wikipedia will now require users to register before they can create articles, Jimmy Wales, founder of the St. Petersburg, Florida-based website, said Monday.
The change comes less than a week after John Seigenthaler Sr., who was Robert Kennedy’s administrative assistant in the early 1960s, wrote an op-ed article revealing that Wikipedia had run a biography claiming Seigenthaler had been suspected in the assassinations of the former Attorney General and his brother, President John F. Kennedy.”