23 November 2007

The bizzare fascination of the Right

A few months ago, Virgil Griffith, a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, developed the Wikipedia Scanner to see how many times articles on the site were altered and by whom, by backtracking the IP addresses. It also discovered the top searches on the site.

Until today, I did not know there was something called Conservapedia, which is like Wikipedia, but obviously designed for conservatives (despite the fact that anyone can post on the site, just like Wikipedia, Conservapedia claims its “the trustworthy encyclopedia”).

One fun thing is see the statistics of what is being searched on either of them, and apparently on Conservapedia, those conservatives are really, really, obsessed with homosexuality.

Click to Embiggem.

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