Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Fun Of Wikipedia

Does anyone else get addicted to Wikipedia?

I find myself going on there and looking up random things. Yesterday for example, I looked up the following: Nicole Richie, Tod Maffin, Allen Iverson, Joni Mitchell, Washington Wizards, and Kenny Dykstra.

Now I've gotten into editing.

For instance, the page on CHEV radio had little information. Look what I have done to it now.

Too bad I couldn't use this as a scholarly source. Then again, if people like me can just simply edit anything, it's accuracy might have to be called into question.

The Hek


Anonymous said...

Hello. My name is Blake. I'm a Wikipediaholic. It's been about 10 hours since I had my last fix... :-)

The Hek said...

Hello Blake,

You're not alone. You are welcomed here.

Steve said...

You wanna try something fun, hek? Try to do six degrees of wikipedia. You post the start and end points of a chain, and people have to come up with the shortest possible chain of links from the start page to the end page.

For example:
Sputnik -> Qatar

Could have as a solution:
Sputnik -> 1950s -> Qatar

The Hek said...

I like it:-)

I didn't even know Qatar was formed in the 1950's.

Thanks for the idea