Each Friday, I get an email of the most edited Wikipedia pages and most active discussions. It's an interesting way to reflect on the news ("Oh right, that happened this week") and keep up with Wikipedia editing developments.
The automated newsletter is called "Weeklypedia" and it's part of Hatnote, an organization formed by Mahmoud Hashemi and Stephen LaPorte to make projects with Wikipedia data. The Wikipedia-data-duo was previously highlighted on Boing Boing for their "Listen to Wikipedia" project.
"As much as one might like Wikipedia, it moves so quickly that it can be hard to track when major editing events occur. Email digests are a common solution to this problem, and are more relevant than ever.
The Weeklypedia is an aptly-named weekly summary of the most edited Wikipedia articles, available in 15+ languages. Skimming an issue only takes a couple minutes and can yield surprising results. The data used to generate The Weeklypedia is also available. Monitoring is achieved with cronfed."Mahmoud Hashemi, co-creator of Hatnote
The email contains the most edited articles, the most active discussions, and the most edited new articles (created in the last week.) Here's a sample from last week's email:
"The ten most actively edited articles created within the last week:
- 2021 Guinean coup d'état (239 changes by 97 authors)
- Mohammad Hassan Akhund (237 changes by 54 authors)
- Canon law of the Eastern Orthodox Church (168 changes by 8 authors)
- Mamady Doumbouya (150 changes by 56 authors)
- Scottish Women's Amateur Championship (122 changes by 1 authors)
- Pedimental sculptures in Canada (109 changes by 9 authors)
- 2021 Guerrero earthquake (104 changes by 24 authors)
- Tangerang prison fire (104 changes by 34 authors)
- Ahamed Samsudeen (100 changes by 29 authors)
- Flora Cheung (97 changes by 9 authors)"