bluemuse1 talks about why we really all spend so much time on Wikipedia:
This is why I love Wikipedia: the entry for the Major-General's song from Pirates of Penzance, which contains the lyrics from that song (such as "I know the kings of England and I quote the fights historical"), links "fights historical" to an article on the fifteen decisive battles of the world. ^^
I think the term for meandering around the different links on Wikipedia for hours on end should be called Wikihopping. And in the unlikely event you end up in the same place you started, it is... circumwikivating. Circum-Wiki-vating. Yes. Haha, how cool would it be if Wikihopping caught on? I may finally fulfill my secret dream of starting my very own Internet-speak term! :D
(I've just spent the last 10 minutes reading the entry on umbrellas. Wow, I have too much time on my hands.)
Context thinks that "wikihopping" is damn cool term. QWP
- Oh, admit it. You do it too.