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Encyclopedia Dramatica (ED) is a major and very important Internets website whose Alexa rank sometimes reaches the 1,000~ range, making it among roughly the Top 1,000 Websites on the entire World Wide Web. It is considered a safe site by McAfee. Conservapedia had an article on us, and Uncyclopedia has several articles and a category about us too. ED is recognized as the "Best Place to find the Lulz".

Last Thursday, Wikipedia was soaked in its own tears when they finally followed their own fucking policies and allowed an article on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Formerly, the only place you could see the version deleted by tearful admins was at Wikitruth here.

ED is known for its biting humor, witty and critical commentary, and all-around greatness. It gets mentioned in the news a lot too:

ED is noticeably more popular than other unfunny websites.
Even Google noticed it.
Some links may be dead because they are so old. It would be really awesome if you went to archive.org and found them.
ALL YOUR BASE! Please add {{newspaper|news article url}} at the beginning of the mentioned article(s) by the news


Contents

2005

June 2005

2006

January 2006

April 2006

  • ED gets featured in Wikipedia's "Wikizine". See Archive.

May 2006

August 2006

  • A German news article is one of the first to mention the craigslist experiment and links to the ED article on the same.
  • The University of Amsterdam blogs about the SlimVirgin article on ED (link).

Further Reading

August 2006 The Craigslist Controversy
  • BBC News only calls ED 'a publicly accessible website'

September 2006

TV news coverage

  • MSNBC TV - MSNBC, the major and leading cable news network, reported on ED and its role in the RFJason Craigslist Experiment, including screenshots of the website and the URL. Google Video mirror, and YouTube mirror.
  • Global TV, a Canadian English language privately owned television network showed clips of the site on their broadcast. YouTube.

International news coverage

Blogosphere

  • Boing Boing (post by Xeni Jardin) (link).
  • Broowaha (link).
  • Good Morning Silicon Valley (link).
  • Ten Zen Monkeys - "Webzine" (link).
  • Waxy (link).
  • Wired Blogs - 27BStroke6: 1, 2

News websites

2007

March 2007

  • Alternet.org, an award-winning news magazine, links to the John Edwards article on ED in their blog.
  • 10 Zen Monkeys "Webzine" - again, on John Edwards (link).

July 2007

August 2007

November 2007

  • A Serbian news source mentions ED whilst writing about the Craigslist controversy. (link).

December 2007

2008

January 2008

  • Gawker (link).
  • Wired magazine (link).
  • Lestercavestany.com (link).
  • Riight, inc and riight.com. all rights reserved (link).
  • MND, one of the top 75 most popular right-of-center websites for 2007 (link).
  • Online Opinion is a professional Australian e-journal: "Articles are gathered from a variety of independent sources" (link).
  • The Synthesis Magazine blogs about it (link).
  • Wikipedos at wikinews (link)

TV News Coverage

February 2008

March 2008

  • LAist, a news website about Los Angeles, talks about a person who uses the site in a Scientology related article (link).
  • Gawker links to the Rickroll in an article about Rickrolling (link).

April 2008

  • Newteevee cites ED in a blog entry about Rickrolling (link).
  • Citypaper.com writes an article about Anonymous/Scientology which refers to ED as: "A humor wiki, Encyclopedia Dramatica, chronicles various internet pranks, raids, and drama" (link).
  • The University Register of the University of Minnesota cites ED in reference to Chanology (link).

May 2008

Ninemsn's article.
  • Ninemsn does an article explicitly about ED itself (link).
  • Ninemsn links to the Chin-chan page in another article - "'Chin-Chan', a girl with an unfortunately sunken chin)." (link).

June 2008

August 2008

September 2008

November 2008

  • ED page about a hacker gets linked to by The Register (link).

December 2008

2009

January 2009

February 2009

  • ED gets linked to in an LA Weekly Column (link).

March 2009

April 2009

  • ED is mentioned in a leaked government document "2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment" (on Slashdot).
  • ED is mentioned along with other sites which are used to cyberstalk internet denizens (link).

May 2009

  • Article about how the craigslist troll was sued. (link).
  • Part of the Jessica Valenti article is quoted in an interview with the subject (in The Guardian and on u.tv).
  • Cracked article cites and quotes multiple ED articles as part of a review of of five wikis other than TOW. link.
  • The Consumerist has an article about car warranty robo-callers which bizarrely mentions ED
  • Wired article cites and quotes Creepy Chan entry on the wiki. Full details located here.
 
 
The waifish, wide-eyed blonde’s self-portraits — which she’d posted on the web — circulated in that community in 2005, according to Encyclopedia Dramatica, the canonical record of all things channish.
 

 

—From the article.

September 2009

 
 
Study the pages of the Encyclopedia Dramatica wiki, where the vast parallel universe of Anonymous in-jokes, catchphrases, and obsessions is lovingly annotated, and you will discover an elaborate trolling culture.
 

 

—Wired.com

October 2009

2010

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

  • Ninemsn publishes an interview with our classiest of moderators. It makes excellent arguments on the merits of free speech!
 
 
Largely the problem with the younger generation is that they've grown up in a bubble of Fisher Price rounded corners and bright colors where costumed animals never tell them anything that could hurt anyone's feelings. It is no wonder that they've grown up stunted and are unable to survive in the workplace. Preventing children from viewing political speech is doing them a massive disservice. ....

If Christ were here again today he'd probably start a website and people would be crying for its censorship.
 


 

Ninemsn, Interview with Encyclopedia Dramatica Moderator.

 
 
Love or hate ED, actions like this continue to make the Australian Government, and its statutory bodies an international laughing stock.
 

 

The Inquisitr, Australian Government Body Goes After Encyclopedia Dramatica In Epic Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars.

 
 
a US website accused of breaking Australian law by the Australian Human Rights Commission has told them to rack right off ... rather brilliant ...
 

 

The Register, Irate Aussies go after US website.

 
 
Evers stressed in his latest blog post that he would not be removing the article.
 

 

Ninemsn, Dramatica owner could face charges

the MX article (for what its worth section).

April 2010

  • Mentioned in Ninemsn in an article about internet trolling.
  • IDG Norway mentions the Aboriginal debacle in a greater article about hackers teaching the elderly to avoid censorship and filtering to learn information about euthanasia.

May 2010

July 2010

October 2010

  • PCMag.com has an article about Anonymous's plans to take down the RIAA which wouldn't be the same without a reference to ED's article on the group.

December 2010

2011

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

2012

January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

November 2012

December 2012

2013

January 2013

March 2013

April 2013

  • Motherboard, a Vice-owned technology news site features an article about Aush0k, and links to ED and ED IRC.

June 2013

July 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013


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