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Wikipedia Tracks Changes to Encyclopedia

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Wikipedia Tracks Changes to Encyclopedia

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Wikipedia Tracks Changes to Encyclopedia

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Wikipedia is the inspiration for our last word in business today - Wikipedia Vision. That's a new online map that spins across the globe, tracking the changes that people make to the encyclopedia. You can see what was edited, when, and where. So this morning we know that somebody in Hong Kong changed the definition of a Rolls Royce Phantom. Somebody in Australia corrected the entry for a bearded dragon lizard. And somebody in California updated the definition of a poltergeist curse. As a blogger for Wired points out, this is not exactly crucial information, but watching the map can be mesmerizing and it gives you what he calls a god-view of the Internet.

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