Friday, September 10, 2010

Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

One of my favourite research-related sites is called Information is Beautiful. It is a fantastic source for researchers, not only in terms of providing a way to keep track of new data, but also as a source of inspiration for exploring new, creative and interesting ways of displaying (and understanding) data. It makes stats more accessible, and more palatable. I highly recommend that students of INF1240 visit this site, especially if you're unfamiliar with stats and quantitative data, or if you're looking for new and interesting ways of thinking about data.

Here's a small excerpt of one of the site's more recent visualizations, "Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars"...a particularly timely and relevant piece of information to people in our field:

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