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måndag 5 december 2011

Wikipedia in motion

Think about that encyclopedia your parents have in their bookshelf gathering dust and then go check out this stream of Wikipedia updates, happening in real time.

Isn't it cool to be living in the future?

4 kommentarer:

  1. Cool indeed. But my computer will never smell as good as my family's old encyclopedia! a wonderful combination of cellulose and fungus...

  2. That's great. I think that in this way one can really understand the numbers involved in the Wikipedia project, in terms of people that at the same time work on pages, articles etc...Because sometimes only stats are too abstract, whereas looking at something "live" makes it much easier.

  3. I think it's reassuring to have an encyclopedia in my bookshelf, but I hardly ever look at it and don't expect that to change soon.

    According to Shiry in collaboration with an IBM researcher, around 100 million hours have been put into the creation of Wikipedia (for visualization in comparison to TV, see