Posts Tagged ‘Wikipedia’

Another copyright infringement story

The other week I was trawling the internet as I usually do when I stumbled upon a very familiar looking photo on Wikipedia. So what is the story behind it?

Tail end of a Hitachi at Richmond Station

Wikipedia and railfan rumours

There is an old railway saying that goes “If you haven’t heard a rumour by lunchtime, then start a new one”. This leads to all kinds of harebrained discussion threads wherever railfans congregate, as well as Wikipedia articles such as a one I found the other day. So how often is there truth to them?

Vandalising celebrity Wikipedia pages

Revision history for the "Amanda Keller" page

Tonight on Good News Week the comedian Amanda Keller discussed the vandalism of her Wikipedia page, describing the addition of such “facts” as:

  • She went broke making ATMs for midgets.
  • She worked on a short-running TV show “Shower Time With Uncle Bert”.

A few minutes after the segment on Good News Week went to air, people were helpful enough to add the “facts” into the page, at least until the page was locked. Will the wonders of Wikipedia ever cease?