WIP: Visualizing Wikipedia

Using Interactive Infographics as a tool for journalistic storytelling on Wikipedia.

Visual representations of data become more common in all kind of media. Due to the fact that the amount of produced data is increasing proportionally, the demand in tools that help us to manage all that data is increasing.

The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is one of the most frequent visited webpages in these days. It is a relevant information source for most Internet users.

Using Interactive Infographics to visualize certain topics may not just be another tech-gadget, but also a useful tool for research and user-driven storytelling. Without reading any introduction or article, one can get an overview of any topic by using visual representations.

The technique may be used to visualize a topic’s relation to others, but also to get a close look into certain Wikipedia-authors and their relationship to the topics they are writing on.

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