Competitive Wikipedia Searching is Strangely Intense

WikiWars in fairly simple competitive endeavor: two people start on the same page and try to be the first to click available links to a second randomly chosen page. I’ve never heard of the game, but apparently it’s popular for bored high school kids to play in computer labs.

Makes sense.

The Gregory Brothers put together a little video demonstrating a match in progress, which is strangely compelling and intense for a trivial thing. Under the right circumstances and substances and with the right color commentators, I could totally see myself getting sucked into a WikiWars marathon on the History Channel. Just sayin’.

Even better, you can play WikiWars online for those inclined. [via reddit]

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