Wikipedia turns 10: What do you wiki? (#ThingsIWiki)
Celebrity biographies. Infectious diseases. Far-off people, places and things ... can you even imagine learning about any of this without the help of Wikipedia?
The site turns 10 on Saturday, and by now boasts roughly 17 million articles. The Post's Monica Hesse reports that the massive amount of listing makes Wikipedia the largest encyclopedia in the history of encyclopedias (if that's indeed what it is).
Also watch as the 'un-leader' of Wikipedia talks about motivating volunteers and why Wikipedia is "fair and balanced."
What do you 'wiki'?
Tweet Because the results might just turn back the good, the bad and the hilarious, we're wondering what you spending your free time wiki-ing. Obscure historical figures? Vacation destinations? The sky's obviously the limit. Use #thingsiwiki to tell us on Twitter, and we'll word cloud the responses. In the meantime, examples!
And, if you have run out of things to wiki, you can go check out their most unusual articles (you will waste hours on this site) or the list of common misconceptions (did you know humans have between nine and 20 senses and not just five?).
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#thingsiwiki Random chains. E.g., last night: "blood libel," ancient Hebrew, Scots Gaelic, Celts, Kevin Garnett.
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