Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wiki creep, part 1

List of references to the xkcd article

It's a slow week for wiki-referencing xkcds (or maybe I'm just not astute enough to track them all down), so let's take a look at a few instances of xkcd references that have found a home on Wikipedia's many articles.

Wikipedia. Really? Apparently the "Wikipedia Protester" comic (285) is a sufficiently notable parody of Wikipedia's policies to make it onto Wikipedia's self-documenting article. Never mind that xkcd already has the largest section on Wikipedia in culture's "Wikipedia in web comics" section and the highest representation on Wikipedia:Wikipedia in webcomics. xkcd has a love affair with Wikipedia, and Wikipedia loves it right back.

You know what I'd love to see? I'd love to see a meta-xkcd where one character decides to edit an xkcd reference into an article and another character shows up to tell the first what a jerk he is. The strip practically writes itself, Munroe-style.

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