For about an hour, I ke What had started as a sim le visit to wiki edia, caused me to delve into a archive of essays and o inion ieces about the Korean War, and Soviet influences and reactions before and during the conflict. These readings s arked my olitical/historical interests and lead to related articles about modern Russia by o inion author Maxim Trudolyubov of the New York Times. After reading the first of his articles I found (and saving several others in Diigo), I clicked a related link about the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran. When I finished the article on a subject I was already greatly familiar with, something I was less familiar with caught my eye in the related articles for the unknown, rather than familiar interest. Reading the article, I discovered that Mammoth ark in Waco had become a recognized national ark. I went to their website, and saw their banner roudly I followed the link to their website, where I discovered a large, interactive ma of the United States. After creating an account, anyone can lace a in on the ma to mark a location. They can leave their in’s o en so any user can edit or move their location to make the ma more accurate. This little trail lead me from the di lomacy and intrigue of the Korean War, to modern Russia, to Iran, to wooly mammoths, to ex loring a crowd sourced ma of the United States. In looking at these ste s I can see a little reflection of my own browsing habits. My rimary focus while browsing the web is finding things that are familiar to me that I know I will enjoy reading about. Yet occasionally, something catches my eye that I know little to nothing about, and because I know nothing about it, I will follow it to learn more. These diversions from the familiar are almost always the most fun and rewarding on the internet. Because of what is familiar, and the means rovided by the web, it is ossible to learn something entirely new that you were never ex ecting to find. Follow my full journey! wikipedia wikipedia history wikipedia korean war http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/north-korea-international-documentation-project http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/kim-gu-reunification-and-war-1948 http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/should-we-fear-stalin-and-the-danger-war-america http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/ACFAEF.pdf http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/internships-the-cold-war-international-history-project-1 http://www.wilsoncenter.org/issue/cold-war http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/russias-virtual-universe http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/opinion/russias-virtual-universe.html?_r=2 http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/t/maxim_trudolyubov/index.html http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/maxim-trudolyubov-russias-lost-time.html?ref=topics http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/shleifer/files/normal_countries_draft_sept_12_annotated.pdf http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/opinion/aleksei-navalny-and-russias-protesters-face-a-tough-battle.html? action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=RelatedCoverage®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/world/europe/aleksei-navalny-convicted.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column- region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/world/middleeast/congress-iran-nuclear-deal.html? rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/business/international/iran-nuclear-deal-oil-prices.html? rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/us/3-new-national-monuments-to-be-established-by-obama.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-5&action=click&contentCollection=Energy%20%26%20Environment % 20®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&configSection=article&isLoggedIn=false&pgtype=article http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-waco-mammoth/ http://www.nps.gov/waco/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/history/places.htm http://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm http://volunteer.gov/ http://volunteer.gov/results.cfm?states=TX https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/t track of every link I clicked on and where it send me while I was browsing. The result is a icture of not only the ath that I took on the internet, but also is reflective of my thoughts while I was browsing.