Posts tagged Wikipedia
“ Twitter and Facebook have sucked up all the cognitive surplus younger internet users might have once devoted to building up Wikipedia and shattered it into a million fleeting hashtags.”
Ever wonder just who it is logging hours and hours writing and editing Wikipedia entries? Turns out, not many people right now, as the site is seeing its bedrock of voluntary contributors erode, which gives me a mad idea: STOP RELYING ON FREE CONTENT FROM USERS AND PAY PEOPLE TO EDIT IT. THERE AIN’T NO FREE LUNCH, WIKIPEOPLE.
“ In the article on Paul Revere, someone has added false information in an effort to support Sarah Palin’s FALSE claims about Paul Revere… This must be removed as it is a LIE designed to mislead. Dj”
[Wikipedia via New York]
Today in Poignant Wikipedia Articles: Living and Dying in Bill Murray’s Shadow. Voice actor Lorenzo Music is primarily recognized as the voice of Garfield. In 1986, he signed on to become the voice of Peter Venkman—Bill Murray’s character—in the ABC cartoon version of “Ghostbusters.” But Murray complained that Music sounded like the cartoon cat, and the voice actor was dropped from the show.
After Music died in 2001, Murray played the voice of a CGI Garfield in 2004 and 2006 films. Murray famously told GQ that he only took the work because he mistakenly thought it was a Coen brothers film.