Steven Colbert on Wikiality

As a follow-up to the previous post about understanding Wikis, here is a great segment from The Colbert Report. In August of 2006, Steven Colbert edited several Wikipedia articles during the taping of his show. After making his changes, Colbert encouraged his viewers to spread his concept of Wikiality by changing the Wikipedia entries on elephants to reflect the fact that the elephant population in Africa “has tripled in the last six months” – a way, he joked, to disarm environmentalists worldwide.

“Together, we can create a reality that we can all agree on – the reality that we just agreed on.”