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Wikipedia Looks Back at 'Edits' Made in 2014

When sourcing information online there’s a good chance you turn to Wikipedia, the world’s biggest encyclopaedia.

How often do you take time to submit to the user generated content site? During 2014, the world made more than 100 million edits to various Wikipedia articles.

This included stories such as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and even Ebola in West Africa.

To celebrate and generate awareness, Wikipedia has released its first ever year-in-review video. Created by the Wikimedia Foundation on an extremely small budget, the nearly three minute long video is made of freely licensed images, text and even video that was uploaded to the site over the past 12 months.

“We had to get creative to make this happen,” said Wikimedia Foundation’s storyteller and video producer Victor Grigas in a blog post, “we couldn’t just throw money at it. This video was made with everyday tools: a computer, an internet connection, lots of deep, patient thinking, research and collaboration, and the free content that ordinary people uploaded to Wikipedia.”

You can view the video below.



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