The Edits We Made to Wikipedia in 2014

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The world made more than 100 million edits to Wikipedia in 2014. In this video, the online encyclopaedia uses just the text, images and videos uploaded to its pages in the last 365 days to recap what happened in the world this year.

As well as being a pertinent reminder of what happened in 2014 — both good and bad — it's a neat way to showcase just how vital Wikipedia is as an information sharing tool. It may not create the news, but it sure as hell does a wonderful job of cataloguing it.

The nicest touch is the way some stories are linked in exactly the same way as you'd navigate Wikipedia, clicking from one subject to the next until you found yourself reading a totally different topic. Fortunately, this time it will only last three minutes. [Wikipedia]