For its closer, ABC assigned Dan Harris to have some fun with wikipedia.org. Harris brought his audience up to speed on how wikis work: "Anyone--you, me, my 87-year-old grandfather, my five-year-old nephew can edit." Then he updated us on Essjay, the so-called theology professor--presumably a Jesuit--who supposedly contributed to 16,000 encyclopedia entries. Now unmasked as a 24-year-old college dropout, Harris wondered whether Essjay's expertise on Justin Timberlake and Star Wars trivia should have been a tipoff that something was fishy. Harris did not, however, cite a single extant error in wikipedia.org that resulted from the impersonation.
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