2. Wikipedia considering restricting instant edits: At long last, Wikipedia is starting to think about dipping its toe in the waters of moderation.
The idea in a nutshell is that only registered, reliable users would have the right to have their material immediately appear to the general public visiting Wikipedia. Other contributors would be able to edit articles, but their changes will be held back until one of these reliable users has signed off, or “flagged” the revisions.
Naturally, this proposal has met with enormous controversy in the world of Wiki. Over-reaction? (The final straw was the recent, and erroneous, report that both Teddy Kennedy and Robert Byrd had died on Inauguration Day, which was live on both pages for over five minutes.) A necessary change to preserve the integrity of Wikipedia as a source of information? Myself, I'm not really sure.