I found the site “Listen to Wikipedia” thanks to this Mental Floss Article on “Web Toys.” The site is an audio/visual representation of edits made to Wikipedia entries along with new users that join the site.
This could be an interesting site to show to students as they are learning about the research process. You could show the students this tool, explain it to them, and then ask:
- Based on what you see here, what are the benefits of Wikipedia over other sources of information?
- What are the downsides of Wikipedia?
- How do the internet/social media affect our knowledge base?
The site also doubles as soothing background music. I’ve had the site running in the background for about 45 minutes now and feel like I’m getting a massage…