A history of the world?

This is an interesting little video, presented as a history of the world according to Wikipedia. They’re right it is a history, not ‘the history’ Some say it shows how Eurocentric Wikipedia is. Yes, but that in turn just shows all sorts of other things: who has internet access and time to write Wikipedia articles, the Eurocentrism/ West-centrism of much of the history we learn, and so on and so on. Whatever the conclusions, it’s a great exercise in data visualization.–Brett Davidson


Brett Davidson

Brett Davidson is a media consultant and former radio journalist.

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