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Searching For Fun: Wikipedia Game

By John Walker on June 10th, 2010.

And a friendly octopus, too!

What you need to find on this site as you get into work in the morning is something that will distract you from working for the rest of the day, if not month. It’s the Wikipedia Game. You may have played it yourself in the past – especially if you’re a listener of the Collings & Herrin podcast, which set similar challenges a couple of years back. The idea is to get from one random subject to another in the fewest number of clicks. You can use any hyperlink on the page to get there (without editing your own in). And now it’s been automated at WikipediaGame.org. You can play anonymously, or create an account for score bragging, and then compete in 150 second challenges to get between the two subjects in the fewest clicks. The scores appear in a the box on the left of the screen. Right, good luck getting anything done.

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