Worldometers – The Real Time World Statistics
I was stumbling around and found this interesting site, Worldometer, which is a site dedicated to world statistics that updated in real time. Worldometer is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.
From their FAQ page, here’s how they keep the numbers real time:
Numbers displayed on the web page are obtained automatically from Worldometers’ algorithm. The algorithm itself, and the numbers included in the algorithm, are not updated in real time simply because the sources from which the data is derived are not able to provide real time updates, but only periodical ones. Worldometers’ team updates the algorithm, and the numbers and formulas herein included, on an ongoing basis as new data becomes available.
The main website is served in English but also has already translated to several other language. They are currently looking for Korean and Finnish speaking translator as their mission is to serve to wider audience.
The same group of people also presenting the other project; Stop The Hunger, which aim to provide a real time statistics on world hunger.
This is a really cool project.