Monday, August 20, 2007


If you haven't heard of WikiScanner then take a look at it now, it's a really cool service and I'm sure we'll hear about many interesting findings in the next few weeks...

To quote from the Wikipedia entry for WikiScanner:

WikiScanner (short for Wikipedia Scanner) is a tool created by Virgil Griffith and released on 14 August 2007, which consists of a publicly searchable database that links millions of anonymous Wikipedia edits to the organizations where those edits apparently originated, by cross-referencing the edits with data on the owners of the associated block of IP addresses. The Associated Press reported that Griffith wanted "to create minor public relations disasters for companies and organizations I dislike."

Kudos to Virgil for coming up with this outstanding idea! :-)

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