Encyclopaedia Dramatica (often abbreviated ED and ae) is a satirical open wiki that uses MediaWiki software. Launched on December 10, 2004, it lampoons both encyclopedic topics and current events, especially those related or relevant to contemporary internet culture. It is frequently utilized by a socially fluid and dynamic internet subculture known as Anonymous. The not safe for work site celebrates a subversive 'trolling culture', and documents internet memes, culture, and events, such as mass organized pranks, trolling events, 'raids', large scale failures of internet security, and criticism of internet communities which are accused of self-censorship in order to garner prestige or positive coverage from traditional and established media outlets.
Contributions by 2004-12-29T22:45Z, SchmuckyTheCat, and Altenmann.