04 November 2008


This is really cool.

One of the great things about Wikipedia is that you can see who has made edits: this makes the process of accumulation transparent - in theory. In practice, it's often too hard to see the wood for the trees.

Enter WikiDashboard, which offers a visual representation of the editing process:

The idea is that if we provide social transparency and enable attribution of work to individual workers in Wikipedia, then this will eventually result in increased credibility and trust in the page content, and therefore higher levels of trust in Wikipedia.

It's dead easy to use: you just bung in your search term, and the relevant Wikipedia page appears (from a mirror), alongside with a neat graphic that shows who did what when. (Via All the Modern Things.)

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