I’ve just lost an hour of my life. Why? Because I went to check something quickly on wikipedia (I can’t even remember what it was). After reading the initial article (not in the traditional manner of course) I clicked on a link within the article, which linked me to another article, and then another and another (you get the idea). I ended up reading stuff that had no relevance to what I initially intended to find out, although obviously interesting. Wiki’s are such a huge collaboration tool for collective intelligence and shared knowledge it’s literally impossible to find something that doesn’t interest you. It was actually quite hard to pull myself out of the wiki-whirlpool in the end and start to do something else.
I’ve never actually written a wiki article before, maybe I should. Or maybe I should try and plan a project around it next year?