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Wrong Planet (sometimes referred to by its URL, WrongPlanet.net) is an online forum for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. The site was started in 2004 by Dan Grover and Alex Plank[1] and includes a chatroom (available here), a large forum, a dating section, and many articles describing how to deal with daily issues. Image File history File links Wplogo. ... Image File history File links Wplogo. ... A Uniform Resource Locator, URL (spelled out as an acronym, not pronounced as earl), or Web address, is a standardized address name layout for resources (such as documents or images) on the Internet (or elsewhere). ... Asperger described his patients as little professors. Aspergers syndrome (AS, or the more common shorthand Aspergers), is characterized as one of the five pervasive developmental disorders, and is commonly referred to as a form of high functioning autism. ...


After being featured on Slashdot for an interview with Bram Cohen,[2] Wrong Planet quickly began to grow increasingly larger. The success of Wrong Planet's Cohen interview spurred the site to produce a series of interviews with various well known figures in the Autism community such as author Temple Grandin and movie producer Joey Travolta. This section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Bram Cohen (born 1975) is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol BitTorrent, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol. ... Autism is a brain development disorder that shows symptoms before a child is three years old and has a steady course with no remission. ... Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the more successful adults with autism. ... Joey Travolta Joey Travolta (born 14 October 1950) is a famed Italian-American actor, singer, and director hailing from the illustrious entertainment clan that has produced Academy Award-nominated actor John Travolta; Broadway actress Ellen Travolta; matinee idol Rikki Lee Travolta; television actress Margaret Travolta; playwright Molly Allen Ritter; and...


In 2005, an incident involving a member of the site, William Freund,[3] gave Wrong Planet national mainstream publicity in the United States after being mentioned on Fox News[4] and programs such as Good Morning America. Since that time, Wrong Planet has frequently been referenced by the mainstream U.S. media[5] in stories about Asperger's Syndrome and has gained more than 10,000 registered members since its creation two years ago. William Freund (c. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


Keep an eye out for the posts of the members, Alternative, TheMachine1 and Raph522. These members show great eccentric behaviour of people with AS.


Wrong Planet's logo consists of the words WrongPlanet.net in blue and green. The "o" in the logo is a globe and an alien sits on the "e" in "net."


References

  1. ^ "Autistic Teens Create Website for People with Asperger's Syndrome", PRWeb, July 1, 2004. 
  2. ^ "Interview with the Creator of BitTorrent", Slashdot, May 09,2005. 
  3. ^ "William Freund Threatened 'Terror Campaign' On Web", CBS, Nov 1, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Deadly Disorder?", Fox News, November 10, 2005. 
  5. ^ "Creating an Asperger's Community", Washington Post, Tuesday, December 20, 2005; Page HE02. 

 
 

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