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»This happened« Hamburg: Notabilia

  1. 1. NOTABILIAVisualizing deletion discussions on WikipediaMoritz Stefaner // this happened Hamburg // March 11, 2011
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  6. 6. NodeBoxhttp://nodebox.net/
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