LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs. Source: Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry – Yahoo! News.
If enough people use a fake word does that make it real? Today, this xkcd.com comic created an explosion of traffic (and controversy) on search engines and Wikipedia.
Malamanteau is a combination of two words malapropism and portmanteau. These two are real words that have real meanings and the meanings are easily available on Wikipedia. Source: Malamanteau : Meaning of Malamanteau
Wikipedia quickly deleted the word – citing that it’s under review.
The power of the web – or the people on the web – never ceases to amaze me. The lesson here kids, don’t believe everything you see on Wikipedia – or anywhere on the web for that matter – always verify or confirm a source before you go quoting it in your blog.