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When you're surfing Wikipedia and drift away from the original article and get distracted by other articles linked in the one you meant to read in the first place. The same of course can happen to you all over again with the next article - potentially going on like this for hours.

dude 1: hey, did you know that george lucas was inspired by his dog when he created the wookies?
dude 2: hey, I thought you were doing research for your history essay.
dude 1: yes, but then I started wikifloating! for hours.
by Kane* September 12, 2008
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