The Velocity of Wikipedia

By Deane Barker on November 22, 2004

Recent changes – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Have you ever taken an opportunity to look at the “Recent Changes” page at Wikipedia.

At the time of this writing, the last 50 changes were within a 1 minute, 50 second span. I’m seeing three changes in the same second. The last 500 changes are in a 19 minute span.



  1. Thats, (or at least the calcs that ive just done) is an edit every 1.9 secones. Based on 500 edits in 15 mins + 55 secs. if you want to have a few more stats on this kind of thing, take a look at wikipedia’s own stats pages, very inresting, and shows just how fast growing it is…

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