A new tool has been developed that allows you to view a map of what is deemed “important“ on Wikipedia. This interesting new tool, which is currently in the early phases of development, was created by an international research team and allows you to select any topic of choice.

This interesting information was found on Science Daily in their article, “Mapping Research With WikiMaps.” WikiMaps builds on the fact that Wikipedia contains a vast amount of information. It also carries with each article metadata about the page’s authors and the detailed information about every single contribution, edit, update and change. Because of Wikipedia’s massive amount of underlying information in the metadata, it is possible to create a dynamic picture of the evolution of a page, topic, or collection of connections influenced by culture.

Melody K. Smith

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