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Wrong Planet, started in 2004, is an online forum for individuals with Asperger Syndrome. According to its official website, "Wrong Planet is a web community designed for individuals (and parents of those) with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and other PDDs. We provide a forum, where members can communicate with each other, an article section, where members may read and submit essays or how-to guides about various subjects, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies. Asperger's Syndrome, a pervasive development disorder, is a form of autism. People with Asperger's Syndrome usually have normal or above normal IQs. It is described as an inability to understand how to interact socially."[1]

It has more than 11,500 members.

After publication of an interview with Bram Cohen[2], the creator of Bit Torrent, Wrong Planet registered a surge in its popularity and grew quickly. This interview was followed by some other interesting interviews including interviews by Temple Grandin, and author; and Joey Travolta, a movie producer.

The name is a joke because some Aspies describe that they feel like aliens come to observe and assimilate into human culture.

References

  1. wrongplanet.net
  2. Interview with Bram Cohen
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