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Worldwide federation of volunteers

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I just came across Jon Udell’s most amazing screencast about wikipedia. It was made some time ago but he mentions it in his weekly column. He chooses the entry about Heavy metal umlaut (an unlikely topic of a scholarly treatise) and tracks the changes from its humble one line beginings in April 2003 to a page with graphics and hundreds of changes in January 2005.

It show the evolution of the wikipedia content and the dynamics of the contributors-editors. It is hypnotic, as he says in his commentary to the screencast. The most interesting bit is the way the wikipedia volunteers dealt with vandalism trying to deface the entry.

Wikipedia rulez!

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One Response to “Worldwide federation of volunteers”


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    on Jul 3rd, 2005
    @ 0:33 am

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