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Personal Technology: Turning off the comment demon

  • Jeremy Wagstaff

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 12 2010   /  10:19 am

Someone defaced my Wikipedia page the other day. Yes, it’s absurd that I have a Wikipedia page — ask my, er, fans, about that — but even more absurd that someone should bother enough to deface it. (Just in case you’re interested, they hinted darkly that my college band wasn’t quite as successful as the page suggests, among other allegations.) Now I’m not here to talk about Wikipedia, or myself, but about how we relate to each other online. But let’s get the Wikipedia thing out of the way first. The thing about Wikipedia is that you can edit something in two ways: You can set up an account, in which case other people can see what you’ve changed, or you can do it without creating an account, in which case your Internet address — the computer you’re accessing the web from — is logged. My detractor did the latter. So all we know so far is that he or she is in London. Th...