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Live Map Shows Wikipedia Edited in Real Time Along to Soothing Music

Ever wondered what Wikipedia looks like as it is being edited? Listen to Wikipedia has created an animation that is updated in real time as Wikipedia is edited. Every time a subject on the site is edited, a bubble with the name of the subject in a different colored ball and then fades out as new topics populate the screen. When a new user joins, their name flashes at the top of the screen. Think “Braniff Airlines” next to “Breaking Bad,” “Gholam-Hossein Elham,” next to “squat (exercise).”  All of this movement is happening to the soundtrack of soothing electronic music. It’s pretty cool to look at Wikipedia in this way.

Here is more about the project:

Listen to Wikipedia’s recent changes feed. The sounds indicate addition to (bells) or subtraction from (strings) a Wikipedia articles, and the pitch changes according to the size of the edit. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. You may see announcements for new users as they join the site — you can welcome him or her by adding a note on their talk page.

(Via Gawker).

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