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June 8, 2005

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The Ultimate Zeitgeist

A peek into the mind of God. A live feed of changes to Wikipedia. (Joshlicious, but also Waxtastic.)

Posted June 8, 2005 at 6:18 | Comments (4) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Gleeful Miscellany


What I want to know is: why is it not an actual FEED, suitable for subscribing to via

First of all, ding ding ding. Comment 1K.

Second of all, would you really want 3,000 new items in your Bloglines feed every half-hour?

There is an RSS feed of recent changes to Wikipedia, and it's not so bad. I just buzz past it in my reader, unless there's a title of interest. It does give me an idea what people are adding to wikipedia, and that's a lot of crap. but the system is such that a lot of crap gets deleted, too, so it all works out. I find the wikipedia recent changes general feed to be useful in inverse proportions to the delicious and furl general feeds. Those are fun to scan, if you have the time.

People who live wikipedia and quick, smooth stuff might like an AJAX form-completing search of wikipedia entries. It's not complete, but it's pretty cool. It's how I search wikipedia most of the time.

In case you missed it, I posted a short review of Epic 2015 on my blog, probably just after you visited it via the comment above. Good work.

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