Wikiality the Truthiness Encyclopedia!

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New Neologisms:

Wikiality, n.; Wikipedia + Reality = truth based on consensus rather than fact, aka truthiness.

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http://www.wikiality.com/Main_Page
 

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It looks like a bad mixture between Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia.

http://www.wikiality.com/Iraq [Broken]

I'll rephrase: worse
 
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New Neologisms:

Wikiality, n.; Wikipedia + Reality = truth based on consensus rather than fact, aka truthiness.

have fun

http://www.wikiality.com/Main_Page
Not a neologism but a contradiction in terms.
Something based on consensus and not on facts cannot possibly be defined by the word truth. This runs counter to the meaning of the word truth.
 
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Therefore the correct word is truthiness, the perceived truth. Word of the year 2006

Perhaps that the real message of the site is a bit more subtle than it seems? Are we in a transit from a real world with truths and untruths to a cyber world where the majority or whoever wants to speak up and the computer models define the truth; truthiness?
 
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Therefore the correct word is truthiness, the perceived truth. Word of the year 2006

Perhaps that the real message of the site is a bit more subtle than it seems? Are we in a transit from a real world with truths and untruths to a cyber world where the majority or whoever wants to speak up and the computer models define the truth; truthiness?
No. In fact, it doesn't make much sense at all. Why would it? It is probably just a lame comic relief-type website.
 
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:rofl:

This is either the death of modern society or its a great piece of satire.
 

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