Internet Geographer


Mapping Edits to Wikipedia from the Middle East and North Africa

As a quick follow-up to one of my previous posts showing the geography of edits to Wikipedia, I wanted to share another map depicting the huge inequalities in where contributions to the encyclopedia in the MENA region come from.  

In particular, this map allows us to get a sense of how many edits (to any Wikipedia language version) come from Israel compared to other countries in the region. In other words, Israelis are far more active in creating/reproducing knowledge in one of the world’s most used websites than their counterparts in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa. 

I’ll post some versions on these maps normalised by population/Internet population soon-ish.