Wikipedia is a free, open, and editable encyclopedia that anyone around the world can change. All of these changes are tracked by Wikipedia’s edit history, and now two programmers have created a way to visually represent them.
The project is still in development and currently only tracks English, German, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Indonesian Wikipedia articles. Those interested in learning more can check out the programmers’ blog and the source code is available on github for the more technically inclined.
Even if you’re not a Wikipedia user or editor, watching the changes roll in – and seeing which topics certain parts of the world seem interested in – can be a treat that may consume a good part of your day. Check it out.