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Wikiality the Truthiness Encyclopedia!

  1. Jan 16, 2007 #1
    New Neologisms:

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

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  3. Jan 16, 2007 #2
  4. Jan 16, 2007 #3
    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.
  5. Jan 16, 2007 #4
    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?
  6. Jan 16, 2007 #5
    No. In fact, it doesn't make much sense at all. Why would it? It is probably just a lame comic relief-type website.
  7. Jan 16, 2007 #6


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