Monday, February 02, 2009

Wikipedia Pwnage

Like many here in the States, I watched the Super Bowl yesterday. During the halftime show, which featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Raggs and I were wondering just how old The Boss is. So, naturally, I jumped on wikipedia to check. This is the page that displayed.

Bruce is a what?
One minute later, the regular page was back. But I thought it was funny that 1) someone hack-edited the page right when it would be seen the most; 2) I managed to be there in that one-minute timespan; and 3) that someone on wikipedia is monitoring stuff like this.

I'm surprised the hack-editor didn't annotate his work with a "citation needed".


Anonymous said...

I did the exact same thing as you for the exact same reason at about the same time. I also got a hacked version of the wiki page, but not the same one you got. I saw a page full of what appeared to be a foreign language (Japanese?) but apparently was just jibberish.

Anonymous said...

You still got the information you needed right?