Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mapping Edits to Wikipedia from Africa

A few days ago I blogged about a map that I made which depicts where edits to Wikipedia come from in Africa. I decided to play with the data some more in order to create this graphic.


It still visualises the number of edits created from each country, but gives us a much better sense of the scale of the differences in contributions. In particular, it really highlights how much participation we're seeing from Egypt.

As I mentioned in the last post, we're working on a paper that aims to explain some of these inequalities, and I'll post a draft of it as soon as possible.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, probably 10x that total number of edits were made to Wikipedia articles ABOUT Africa from the USA.

Barakat said...

still to much needs to be made...most edits from Egypt are in Arabic. African languages also have to be present.