Election 2012

Wikipedia Locks Pages of Potential VP Picks After Colbert Segment

Colbert suggested you edit your favorite VP pick's Wikipedia page after a report on how Wikipedia edit activity increased before the selection of Sarah Palin in 2008


Tech President's Micah Sifry, who introduced the idea that Wikipedia revisions could help predict Mitt Romney's selection of a running mate, reports that Wikipedia has put a lock on the pages of the leading veep candidates following a segment on the topic by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.

The pages of Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie and (following yesterday's Drudge bump) David Petraeus have been locked after Colbert, citing a Fox News report about the jump in revisions to Sarah Palin's page in 2008, encouraged viewers to "go on Wikipedia, and make as many edits as possible to your favorite VP contender."