Wikipedia is one of the largest user collaborated data sources in the world, we are using this power to find the most updated articles on Wikipedia. Just as we filtered the most popular tweets by categories with TweetMeme, Wikistats will track articles with the highest number of edits spanning categories such as technology, banking, celebrities, politics, sports, and more.
The ranking system is based on an algorithm combining the number of edits, unique editors and lines added and removed, resulting in a ranking out of 100. By clicking on a particular subject, you are taken to a more detailed summary where you can view the username or IP address of the editor and the percent of edits that each has done.
Articles that climb the ranks of Wikistats are typically based on news events, research updates, or highly controversial subject matter. And for the most part, the activity on Wikipedia can be correlated with activities occurring in the social landscape.
As Wikipedia is constantly being updated, each month the site edits total between 11-12 million, and an average of approximately 7,100 new pages are added.
Wikistats makes tracking all these changes much simpler by giving a glimpse into the hottest topics that are being updated in real-time.