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Who's Editing Wikipedia? A New Website Will Show You

by Miranda Trimmier 


Tags: Science and technology, Wikipedia, editing, WikiDashboard, Technology Review, Palo Alto Research Center,

In a bid to make Wikipedia more transparent, a new website lets users see who’s been editing its articles, and how often, reports Technology Review. WikiDashboard generates a display at the top of Wikipedia entries that tracks the number of edits each user has contributed and keeps a timeline of when the edits took place. Ed Chi, who helped the Palo Alto Research Center develop the site, hopes WikiDashboard will help people understand the social interactions around an article—by making it obvious when a few users are dominating a conversation, for instance, or by showing when a topic's been fiercely debated.

Sources: Technology Review