Social Truthiness: That’s Wikiality!

image Political humorist Stephen Colbert of The Daily Show fame, coined the term Wikiality on his popular television program, The Colbert Report. According to Colbert, wikiality represents “A reality where, if enough people agree with a notion, it becomes the truth.”

Colbert and his team of humor-loving writers have dubbed Wikiality.com, the truthiness encyclopedia. Its tag line? It has many. Our favorite is “Wikiality: What you want the facts to be.” Of course, Wikiality.com is a work of parody—a website where Colbert and friends can have some fun and get some laughs. This is good news for Wikipedia, a site Colbert and some members of his television audience have, in the past, falsely edited for entertainment purposes.

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One Response to “Social Truthiness: That’s Wikiality!”

  1. gengenger March 22, 2007 at 8:56 am #

    I can’t tell from the article if you understand that Wikiality.com has no contact with Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, or Comedy Central.  Those running the site are all great fans of Stephen Colbert and the Report but the articles are all written by fans, not by TCR writers.

    I know, it’s really good.