Wikipedia Breaking News Faster Than NBC?
Someone mysteriously updated Tim Russert’s Wikipedia entry with news of his death a full 30 minutes before the story broke on NBC. IP address records indicate that the edits came from Internet Broadcasting, a company that runs websites for NBC’s Local Media Division. It’s also rumored that the news was hitting Twitter even before the Wikipedia edits. With our current capabilities of easily disseminating information, this kind of citizen journalism can come from anyone, and can easily outpace traditional media.