Sunday, December 11, 2005


Your identity isn't a secret on the Internet...

Brian Chase discovered this at the cost of his job.

Much has already been written about the Wikipedia entry on John Seigenthaler Sr., a former editor of The Tennessean in Nashville; an entry that contained a lot of false information.

In fact, the entry prompted Wikipedia to ban new article from anonymous sources.

Daniel Brandt, who runs Wikipedia Watch, traced the computer used to make the Wikipedia entry to a delivery company in Nashville.

When The New York Times came calling, Chase, an employee there, confessed that he had put up the entry as a joke to shock a colleague.

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