Interactive Map Shows Global Wikipedia Edits in Real-Time

May 15, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

With so many relying on Wikipedia as the definitive source of “truth” on EVERYTHING nowadays, we often have to remind ourselves that the site’s content is constantly being altered, erased, and reinvented by anyone who feels like it.

Now you can watch this reality manipulation in real-time with this interactive map created by California-based duo Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi. “The Wikipedia Recent Changes Map” actually only depicts about 15% of the article changes taking place around the world (unregistered user activity only), but it still offers an Orwellian glimpse into our global collective Wiki-consciousness. Click here and behold its flashing, hyper-connected glory.