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Wikipedia's Known Unknowns

My article on Wikipedia’s geographical blind spots has been published in the Guardian.

An analysis of Wikipedia entries reveals the world’s knowledge deserts – which may provide a second wave of activity for the online encyclopedia.

Are Wikipedia contributors running out of topics to write about? Recently, much has been made of the fact that the growth in the number of new Wikipedia articles has been gradually slowing and the number of volunteers apparently falling. But Wikipedia still has much to do: the map above suggests there are still whole continents that remain a virtual “terra incognita” and the next explosive growth in the online encyclopedia will come from places that have not previously been represented.
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