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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wow, I just found Urban Dictionary's wikipedia swarm.

My favorites are wikipause (During a phone call or office conversation, a pregnant moment of silence while someone queries Wikipedia, before announcing a previously-unknown piece of information) and wikipedance (The force that resists the importation of knowledge into a wiki, with especial reference to Wikipedia).

There are also terms for intellectual pwnage (wikifuck, wiki-front) and Wikipedia-inspired offline uses (wikifitti).

Plus, of course, the usual outpouring of anger about article deletion that happens anytime wikipedia is discussed in public (wikinazi, wiki nazi, wikifascist, wikibitch).

1 comment:

Dan said...

When there's a long pause before a response from the "Phone a Friend" lifeline on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, it's possible the person at the other end of the line is checking Wikipedia. Or they may just be googling the subject and could wind up on some other site.