Griffith claims the software took approximately two and a half weeks to develop. After its launch in August 2007, it was an instant hit in the blogosphere and quickly garnered him attention in Wired, Forbes and even "The Colbert Report." Griffith, who's soon launching Wikiscanner 2, has also developed fun programs like Booksthatmakeyoudumb, an evolving color-coded chart that defines "dumbitude" of various books by cross-referencing the most popular titles at colleges with average SAT scores. After all the negative press from his hacker past, the cherubic Griffith has a simple plan these days: "I go way out of my way to be as angelic as possible."
Griffith, on having Wikiscanner discussed on 'The Colbert Report': "Colbert was really nice. [His show] was the one I really wanted. It gives the most credibility with the 18-24 demographic. I was really glad that I got to refuse 'Good Morning America.' 'Good Morning America' is supposed to be higher-rated than 'Colbert,' but among my age group, that would be lame because that makes you more mainstream."
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