A while back we saw the history of the world according to Wikipedia. Erik Zachte, a data analyst
at the Wikimedia Foundation, takes it from the angle of those who are actually editing Wikipedia. The animated map shows edits from a single day (May 10, 2011, to be exact) when there were nearly 370,000 edits from around the world.
Watch the edits play out over time (above), or select from a few other views, such as a static bubble map, as shown below.
Still amazes me that so many participate in adding to the giant knowledge bucket. Have you ever made an edit to Wikipedia?