Wikipedia is a great knowledge base, but sometimes you want to check the truthfulness of what you read. One way is to find out who wrote a particular word or phrase.
Programmers already have tools that annotate code and show who wrote or last changed a specific line. They are called “Blame” or “Praise”. So why is there no such tool for the Wikipedia? One reason is that retrieving all versions of a particular page can be a very long process, e.g., the article “United States” is 700 KB large and has tens of thousands of versions!
Nevertheless, I’m making such a tool. It will be a Web site. I expect to launch an alpha soon.
Suggestions for a name are welcome.