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25th Jan '16 2:53:16 PM Josef5678
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* [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] doesn't just Wiki-walk, she Wiki-pole-vaults.
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* [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Osaka doesn't just Wiki-walk, she Wiki-pole-vaults.

* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, a villain actually gets started on a HeelFaceTurn from "wiki-walking" through a captured ship's computer core, exposing them to new concepts that begin to break down their simple view of the universe.
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, a villain actually gets started on a HeelFaceTurn from "wiki-walking" through a captured ship's computer core, exposing them to new concepts that begin to break down their simple view of the universe.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. The narrator at the beginning of "Scene 24." [[/folder]]
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[[folder:Films %%[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * %%* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. The narrator at the beginning of "Scene 24." [[/folder]] %%[[/folder]]

* In "[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2147/2147-h/2147-h.htm#2H_4_0009 The Murders in the Rue Morgue]]" by EdgarAllanPoe, Auguste Dupin shows off his general awesomeness by tracking the narrator's train of thought through fifteen minutes of silent walking and several mental topic shifts, and saying exactly the right thing at the end. ** Later imitated by SherlockHolmes, who was tracking Watson's thoughts at the time.
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* In "[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2147/2147-h/2147-h.htm#2H_4_0009 The Murders in the Rue Morgue]]" by EdgarAllanPoe, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, Auguste Dupin shows off his general awesomeness by tracking the narrator's train of thought through fifteen minutes of silent walking and several mental topic shifts, and saying exactly the right thing at the end. ** Later imitated by SherlockHolmes, Franchise/SherlockHolmes, who was tracking Watson's thoughts at the time.

* In a flashback episode of ''TheWestWing'', Press Secretary C.J. Cregg uses this to remember a reporter's name.
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* In a flashback episode of ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', Press Secretary C.J. Cregg uses this to remember a reporter's name.

* Phillip, TheWatson of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' goes on litteral Wiki Walks ** He also reacts this way when he's introduced to a concept with which he isn't familiar. Minutes later, you can expect the whiteboards all around Double's ElaborateUndergroundBase to be covered in random snippets of information about the subject, in various languages. * [[TheOffice Michael Scott]] uses this to demonstrate his technique for memorizing names in "Lecture Circuit".
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* Phillip, TheWatson of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' goes on litteral Wiki Walks ** Walks. He also reacts this way when he's introduced to a concept with which he isn't familiar. Minutes later, you can expect the whiteboards all around Double's ElaborateUndergroundBase to be covered in random snippets of information about the subject, in various languages. * [[TheOffice In ''Series/TheOffice'', Michael Scott]] Scott uses this to demonstrate his technique for memorizing names in "Lecture Circuit".

** If that's not enough, there's the matter of [[http://xkcd.com/1051/ being embarrassed by what you have and haven't Wiki Walked to]]. ** The phenomenon of accidentally getting into one of these just before bed -- repeatedly -- is mentioned in [[http://xkcd.com/1501/ this one]]'s mouseover caption. * The BunglingInventor of ''RPGWorld'' started repairing a broken appliance (IIRC, a toaster, please confirm), and ended up building a time machine. * [[http://wondermark.com/420/ This]] {{Wondermark}}.
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** %%** If that's not enough, there's the matter of [[http://xkcd.com/1051/ being embarrassed by what you have and haven't Wiki Walked to]]. ** %%** The phenomenon of accidentally getting into one of these just before bed -- repeatedly -- is mentioned in [[http://xkcd.com/1501/ this one]]'s mouseover caption. * The BunglingInventor of ''RPGWorld'' started repairing a broken appliance (IIRC, a toaster, please confirm), and ended up building a time machine. * %%* [[http://wondermark.com/420/ This]] {{Wondermark}}.Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}.

* This is also how the ''SuperFriends'' used to solve the Riddler's riddles. Make of that what you will.
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* %%* This is also how the ''SuperFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' used to solve the Riddler's riddles. Make of that what you will.

* The game Wikiball (starting at random page and getting to another) is basically one giant Wiki Walk. Nabhani (disambiguation) to WesternAnimation/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}? Nabhani → Oman → Education → Humanities → Internet → BBC → Broadcasting → DVD → Video → Film → Animation → Anime → [[{{Animesque}} Anime-influenced animation]] → WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender
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* The game Wikiball (starting at random page and getting to another) is basically one giant Wiki Walk. Nabhani (disambiguation) to WesternAnimation/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}? ''WesternAnimation/{{AvatarTheLastAirbender}}''? Nabhani → Oman → Education → Humanities → Internet → BBC → Broadcasting → DVD → Video → Film → Animation → Anime → [[{{Animesque}} Anime-influenced animation]] → WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
7th Jan '16 3:55:14 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Yuyushiki}}'' is basically WikiWalk: The Anime with the three title characters forming a club to randomly look up words or phrases on the internet and following where their train of thought takes them.
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* ''{{Yuyushiki}}'' ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'' is basically WikiWalk: The Anime with the three title characters forming a club to randomly look up words or phrases on the internet and following where their train of thought takes them.
7th Jan '16 3:54:39 PM Willbyr
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* In ''IchigoMashimaro'', Miu had a train of thought that started with baseball and culminated with the realization that Nobue's birthday was the next day. It went something... like this (direction changed to limit confusion):
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* In ''IchigoMashimaro'', ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu had a train of thought that started with baseball and culminated with the realization that Nobue's birthday was the next day. It went something... like this (direction changed to limit confusion):

* Yuuki from ''{{Kanamemo}}'' at one points starts rambling about sneezing caused by curses, straw dolls and wood shortage, indicating that something is not quite right with the usually quiet woman -- and she indeed collapses from high fever shortly after.
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* Yuuki from ''{{Kanamemo}}'' ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'' at one points starts rambling about sneezing caused by curses, straw dolls and wood shortage, indicating that something is not quite right with the usually quiet woman -- and she indeed collapses from high fever shortly after.

* An old man in ''{{Nichijou}}'' manages an impressive one about how miserable his life is starting with how nobody came to his online chat party, to people leaving the bus when he got on, to a goof up on a school trip, to insomnia, to gaining weight, and ending on how his last birthday present was a roll.
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* An old man in ''{{Nichijou}}'' ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' manages an impressive one about how miserable his life is starting with how nobody came to his online chat party, to people leaving the bus when he got on, to a goof up on a school trip, to insomnia, to gaining weight, and ending on how his last birthday present was a roll.
28th Dec '15 1:02:55 AM MyTimingIsOff
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People have turned this into a game! It's called ''VideoGame/TheWikiGame'', and the objective is to get from one article, to a completly different article in the fewest number of clicks.
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People have turned this into a game! It's called ''VideoGame/TheWikiGame'', and the objective is to get from one article, to a completly completely different article in the fewest number of clicks.
27th Dec '15 10:56:36 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Of course the folks over at ''VideoGame/TheWikiGame'' have made a sport of exactly this phenomenon.
27th Dec '15 10:42:26 PM pittsburghmuggle
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After wasting a few hours there, I realized that that link itself was a Wiki Walk, so I created a page for the game. You're welcome.
People over at http://thewikigame.com/ have turned this into a game! The objective is to get from one article, to a completly different article in the fewest number of clicks.
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People over at http://thewikigame.com/ have turned this into a game! The It's called ''VideoGame/TheWikiGame'', and the objective is to get from one article, to a completly different article in the fewest number of clicks.
15th Dec '15 8:04:46 PM FF32
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* Browsing the SCPFoundation wiki can sometimes lead to this.
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* Browsing the SCPFoundation Wiki/SCPFoundation wiki can sometimes lead to this.
22nd Nov '15 6:27:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSalvationWar'' has a gorgon in "Armageddon" (Book 1 of 3) learn of the "invocations of 'goo gul' and 'wiccan pee-dee-ah'" only to fall victim to this effect:
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* ''TheSalvationWar'' ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has a gorgon in "Armageddon" (Book 1 of 3) learn of the "invocations of 'goo gul' and 'wiccan pee-dee-ah'" only to fall victim to this effect:
18th Nov '15 1:41:17 PM pittsburghmuggle
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** However it is also a savior, as tossing the interesting link into a tab helps you focus on what you're actually looking for.
18th Nov '15 1:36:00 PM pittsburghmuggle
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Despite the name, the phenomenon itself has existed since long before wikis -- computers and hyperlinking simply made it faster and easier.
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Despite the name, the phenomenon itself has existed since long before wikis -- computers and hyperlinking simply made it faster and easier. easier. For example, in the days of paper book encyclopedias, a person would get distracted and sidetracked by articles they paged past on their way to what they were actually looking for.
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