Inspired by the recent wave of twitter accounts based on Parliament Edits, I began looking into making my own version for Staten Island’s governmental buildings. As I was trying to think of a way to get the IP range of these buildings, I figured that knowing when Wikipedia is anonymously edited by someone is pointless. Sure, the occasional staffer might be revealed to make their employer look a little better, but ultimately, who cares if a security guard like to proofread Lists of Lists?
What’s more interesting to me is Wiki-Vandalism. So I decided to track the feed of edits marked as “potential vandalism”. As someone who has vandalized Wikipedia (for lols and lulz), I know that usually these edits are funny and sometimes offer a ton information about the vandal or the item whose article is being vandalized.
This feed is published to the Possible Vandalism twitter account.