100 Seconds of World History According to Wikipedia Entries

Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin thought it would be a fun idea to geo-tag every Wikipedia entry in existence and make a visually pleasing video of the result. Sorta makes it look like nothing of any consequence happened outside of Europe until the 1700s, which makes enough sense if you operate under the assumption that everyone that’s written or edited a Wikipedia entry is most likely rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized. TC mark

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  • http://www.facebook.com/leckybang Becky Lang

    that's cuz europe till the 1700s was soooooooo interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leckybang Becky Lang

    and wow, was that a takeover ad? <3 thought catalog and this site is beautifully designed but hope the ads don't hurt it. maybe at least this means that writers are getting paid, which is always a good thing.

  • bob

    racist

    • xmkdz

      LOL

  • Bkswain87

    While I think that “rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized” idea for why it makes it look like nothing is happening out side of Europe until the 1700 (well the more accurate date is 1492 I think) is valid. I also think that a major reason for it is that Wikipedia is blocked in China and there for has relatively few entries for a country with a lot of very long human history and plenty of people who use the web and are rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized. (yes I do understand that the % is less, but percentage wouldn't matter for nominal number of entries if the sight was not blocked there)

  • Bkswain87

    While I think that “rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized” idea for why it makes it look like nothing is happening out side of Europe until the 1700 (well the more accurate date is 1492 I think) is valid. I also think that a major reason for it is that Wikipedia is blocked in China and there for has relatively few entries for a country with a lot of very long human history and plenty of people who use the web and are rich/ educated/ Western/ industrialized. (yes I do understand that the % is less, but percentage wouldn't matter for nominal number of entries if the sight was not blocked there)

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