1. Wikipedia Recent Changes Map

    Wikipedia is constantly growing, and it is written by people around the world. To illustrate this, we created a map of recent changes on Wikipedia, which displays the approximate location of unregistered users and the article that they edit.

    Unregistered Wikipedia users

    When an unregistered user makes a contribution to Wikipedia, he or she is identified by his or her IP address. These IP addresses are translated to the contributor’s approximate geographic location. A study by Fabian Kaelin in 2011 noted that unregistered users make approximately 20% of the edits on English Wikipedia [edit: likely closer to 15%, according to more recent statistics], so Wikipedia's stream of recent changes includes many other edits that are not shown on this map.

    You may see some users add non-productive or disruptive content to Wikipedia. A survey in 2007 indicated that unregistered users are less likely to make productive edits to the encyclopedia. Do not fear: improper edits can be removed or corrected by other users, including you!

    How it works

    This map listens to live feeds of Wikipedia revisions, broadcast using wikimon. We built the map using a few nice libraries and services, including d3, DataMaps, and freegeoip.net. This project was inspired by WikipediaVision's (almost) real-time edit visualization. 

    The Wikipedia Recent Changes Map is open source and available on github.

    If you are interested in visualizing Wikipedia, check out the other data resources that are available.

    —Stephen and Mahmoud

     
  1. miezebiezemeow likes this
  2. mirandaceleste likes this
  3. meneztan reblogged this from hat-note
  4. meneztan likes this
  5. prolixpostoffice likes this
  6. morelikestinker reblogged this from hat-note
  7. bwansen reblogged this from enki2
  8. andrewrjones reblogged this from hat-note and added:
    Neat.
  9. andrewrjones likes this
  10. nitinnain likes this
  11. georgina-lester reblogged this from hat-note
  12. mruiandre likes this
  13. surfingtablet reblogged this from hat-note
  14. surfingtablet likes this
  15. enki2 reblogged this from hat-note
  16. b2kn likes this
  17. mcnkldzyn51 likes this
  18. hat-note posted this