Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

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I have discovered a new sin. 'Collateral misinformation'.


When someone alters a Wikipedia article to win a specific argument, anyone who reads the false article before the "error" is corrected suffers from collateral misinformation.

Example:

I changed the scientific classification of red foxes last night in order to win an argument with Judy. I hope some stupid High School student didn't suffer from collateral misinformation.


Source

Urban Dictionary, of course, is completely unreliable, and is itself constantly gamed in this way. Still, I love the concept. There's something wickedly post-modern about it.
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