This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.
- Submission no. 688
- Title of the submission
Wikistream: Visualizing Wikipedia Updates in Realtime
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
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- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Library of Congress
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- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
In this talk I plan to discuss and demonstrate the Wikistream Web application that displays a realtime view of edits on the major language Wikipedias. I created Wikistream after being amazed by the number of edits I saw in the wikimedia IRC channels, and wanting to let other people see the flow of edits in their Web browser. I plan to discuss how IRC is used as a realtime publication channel by Wikimedia, and how I created a simple IRC bot and web application that sits in the 30 IRC channels and publishes them on the Web using node.js, socket.io and redis. I also plan on highlighting Wikimedia's commitment to making backend data available, and how important it is. Details about getting the app running in the Wikimedia Labs environment will also be included.
Technology and Infrastructure
- Length of presentation/talk
- 25 Minutes
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