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"Going down a wikihole" is a term used to describe the phenomenon in which one opens a wiki article about something cool, clicks on a link to another article about something ever cooler, and eventually comes up for air 6 hours or so later after having clicked on all manner of related cool wiki links. The word is based on "wiki" as in "wikipedia" plus "hole" as in rabbit hole, and is inspired by the notion that wikipedia offers its own highly seductive type of single-user rabbit hole. It is similar in meaning to "wikitrail" but implies a certain loss of control at some point.
Damn! It's already 2 a.m.! I just wanted to look up this one thing about coffee and ended up winding my way through a four-hour wikihole!
by Pennsylvania Dave July 11, 2011
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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Going to Wikipedia to look up a simple piece of information, and ending up spending several hours reading about things you didn't know existed.
Last night I went to Wikipedia to look up the history of the $2 bill, and ended up in a wiki-hole for 3 hours.
by Michael Noe, Dan Ohrtman January 26, 2006
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The infinite regress of looking something up on Wikipedia - similar to a philosophical "rabbit hole", a wiki-hole is when you cannot be satisfied with a single article and find that there is always at least one other article that must be read... ad infinitum.
I meant to just take a minute to look up Superman on Wikipedia, but was caught in a wiki-hole for hours.
by BaileyPoint March 06, 2011
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