June 15, 2006

My Wikipedia Contrail

Matt Web tried typing "en.wikipedia.org/wiki" into his web browser address bar to see what came up (basically it'll show which Wikipedia pages you've visited recently).

He's published his list here, and is interested in seeing other people's lists. So here's mine. Following Matt's lead, if you hover over any of the links you'll get a brief note about why I was looking for that...

Posted by Adrian at June 15, 2006 05:56 PM | TrackBack
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Doesn't work for me :( Perhaps I just haven't visited it recently enough!

Posted by: Andrew at June 16, 2006 10:23 AM

Hmm, or maybe you're using the "wrong" browser. It seems that Internet Explorer doesn't do the nice list of URLs that match.

Posted by: Adrian at June 16, 2006 12:58 PM

Doesn't work for me in Firefox -- I just get the wikipedia main page.

Posted by: Jon at June 17, 2006 09:58 AM

You don't actually hit [return] after typing in "en.wikipedia.org/wiki", you just use that to filter the suggestions appearing in the auto-complete list dropped down below the address box as you type.

Posted by: Adrian at June 17, 2006 10:30 AM

Ah! Yes, I see...

Posted by: Jon at June 18, 2006 04:14 PM

And then what? That's nothing more than a browsing history, right?

How does that make a contrail? Can I export it? Share it? Does it have RSS?

Rats. WP really needs to get Web++'ified.

Posted by: Napfisk at June 23, 2006 06:01 PM

My wikipedia contrail: Amanda Congdon, Albert Szent Gyorgyi, Chota Ecuador, Digital Universe, Digital Rights Management, Egyptian Mythology, Fitts' Law, History of Portugal, Model M Keyboard, Linux, Lawrence Lessig, Marshall McLuhan, microformats, magic realism, Moodle, Ogodad, Paul Krugman, Ra, Recursive acronym, Stigmergy, Djherty, Unix, Wes Anderson ... thanks for showing me how to do this Jason Kottke ...

Posted by: James Neal at July 3, 2006 01:41 AM
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