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Something Awful wrote an article talking about Wikipedia, discussing that if you take two articles that are similar (the example they give is Knight and Jedi Knight), then you would see that the article that is more related to nerds, which is the latter in this case, is longer and more comprehensive than the former.
TechCrunch also picked up on this, and Michael agreed with Something Awful and the claims that it makes. He says that “People contribute to articles they care about. And Wikipedia’s community cares about light sabres, fantasy characters, video games and acne.”
The examples that are given include the following:
- Modern Warfare v. Lightsaber Combat
- Prime Number v. Optimus Prime (the Transformers character)
- Girlfriend v. Video Games
- Half Life v. Half Life 2
- Love v. Masturbation
- Bathing v. Acne
I will analyze the first two examples, below.