A few months ago two data artists, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, released a beautiful visualization tool that uses Google Suggest to create an addictive way to explore the world’s searching. I came across this while looking at their 2003 project, History Flow, about visualizing edits to Wikipedia. The example below shows Google’s suggestions to […]
Last week I did a short talk at TED on Wikipedia’s evolving impact. I’ve posted an expanded version of the slides (PDF) and want to use a few blog posts to elaborate on some of the points covered. First point for this blog post, I was looking for a way to visualize some the great […]
Tim Berners-Lee gave a talk at TED 2010 on the initiative to put more data on the web. As an example, he showed this beautiful video of OpenStreetMaps edits over the course of year. Wouldn’t it be great to have something like this for Wikipedia? OSM 2008: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld on Vimeo.