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April 10, 2021

Listen to Wikipedia

From Kottke:

Wikipedia is a constantly changing entity with hundreds of edits occurring every minute and now you can experience that dynamism as ambient music: Listen to Wikipedia.

Additions, subtractions, and new user signups to the site are tracked as they happen, and represented as different tones — above, a video recording from a few years ago.

Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions.

Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note.

Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots.

You may see announcements for new users as they join the site, punctuated by a string swell.

Free, the way we like it.

[via Open Culture]

April 10, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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