Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Utterly useless but mesmerising mashups No. 197

Did you ever wonder what Wikipedia pages were currently being edited by anonymous users and where in the world those users were?

No, I've never wondered that either. But I'm captivated.

Try Wikipedia Vision at your peril.

It uses Google Maps to show you where anonymous users are editing Wikipedia and what page they are editing.

It's amazing to think that there is a list of Ambassadors from the United Kingdom to Italy, never mind that someone is updating it.

Ditto Yard ramps

Damn you New Scientist for bringing it to my attention.

I think my point is that something doesn't have to be at all useful to be engaging; it just has to be fascinating (to some people).

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