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Brad's Wikipedia Recommendation of the Day [Jan. 24th, 2007|07:43 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
How did I get here? ... oh well. Now you will too!


[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-01-25 03:49 am (UTC)
You probably first got there by navigating to a link on Wikipedia, perhaps one that was linked on your Friends page. You may have also gone to Wikipedia directly and conducted a search form on their main page, pressing the submit button (or hitting "enter") afterwards in order to start your search. From there you were at your first article, which you probably spent a few minutes reading. Articles in Wikipedia are linked to each others in such a way that you can easily navigate from one to the next. The first article you read likely had several links, and you selected one -- perhaps at random, perhaps not -- and were directed to another page.

Once at the second article, you again likely spent a few minutes reading the article before clicking another link on the page. You repeated this process several times, possibly with a few moments where you'd click a link to an article and find it uninteresting; in those cases, instead of clicking a link in *that* article, you likely pressed the "back" button in your browser (or pressed the "backspace" key, if your browser has support for that -- not all do, though I believe Firefox does) and thus went back to the previous page.

Upon the completion of several of these processes, you found yourself at a page about pleonasm. This likely was so far away from the original article you read that the difference was remarkable, and, in fact, you felt obligated to remark upon on it within your journal (which is a form of blog -- short for "web log", a way in which users can generate content and immediately publish it in an online form.)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-01-25 04:40 am (UTC)
I have work for you if you're this bored. :-)
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2007-01-25 04:52 am (UTC)
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
And you may ask yourself-well...how did I get here?

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the moneys gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

I couldn't resist man. I just couldn't haha.
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From: jon
2007-01-25 06:12 am (UTC)

The Problem with Wikipedia ...

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[User Picture]From: supersat
2007-01-25 06:21 am (UTC)
The latest xkcd comic comes to mind...
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[User Picture]From: medlir
2007-01-25 07:02 am (UTC)
I was about to say that as well. :D

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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2007-01-25 08:53 am (UTC)
So how do you feel about Steven Colbert mentioning LJ on tonight's show ? I think it totally rocked ass.
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[User Picture]From: ciphergoth
2007-01-25 11:10 am (UTC)
Well, tech journalist wendyg was talking about "pleonasm" in her journal only the other day, which could be related...
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[User Picture]From: doubtful_value
2007-01-25 12:08 pm (UTC)
well, that was one of the question during my last exam...
i know many other words like that too))))
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2007-01-25 02:11 pm (UTC)
LiveJournal -> Blog -> Andrew Sullivan -> Anal sex -> Anus -> Arse -> Pleonasm ?
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