Wikipedia's Recent Changes Map Shows Real-Time Anonymous Edits in Action
Still, it's possible for bad information to slip through the cracks, whether by mistake or simply as part of a prank. One thing that may help reduce these occurrences is a new "Recent Changes Map," which is just what it sounds like. The Map is updated in real-time as users add or edit content, and you can see where in the world the edits are coming from along with the topic in question.
A couple of examples that occurred during this writeup include someone in the United States editing Wilt Chamberlain's page, a person in Kansas editing "Comparison of parse generators," and someone in Berlin adding content to FreeNAS, to name just a few. At the time of this writing, edits are coming through at a pace of 476 every 21 seconds.
Whether or not it ultimately proves useful remains to be seen, but it sure is neat.