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Mapping Edits to Wikipedia from Africa

A few days ago I blogged about a map that I made which depicts where edits to Wikipedia come from in Africa. I decided to play with the data some more in order to create this graphic.


It still visualises the number of edits created from each country, but gives us a much better sense of the scale of the differences in contributions. In particular, it really highlights how much participation we’re seeing from Egypt.

As I mentioned in the last post, we’re working on a paper that aims to explain some of these inequalities, and I’ll post a draft of it as soon as possible.