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Ever wondered what is the most popular article on Wikipedia is based on page views for 2012? Johan Gunnarsson has you covered.
According to data compiled and released by the Swedish software engineer, “Facebook” was the most visited page on English Wikipedia for the whole year.
In number two comes “Wiki” and number three is “Deaths in 2012”.
Fourth on the list is “One Direction” and completing the top five is “The Avengers (2012 film)”.
Number six is a page about the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” followed by “2012 phenomenon”, the page for the predicted demise of the world last December 21.
The eight most visited page in English Wikipedia this year is “The Dark Knight Rises” followed by “Google” and “The Hunger Games”.
Meanwhile, Facebook is not just the most popular page for English Wikipedia but it also topped lists including Spanish Wikipedia and Indonesian Wikipedia, the data reveals. Facebook also figured on most lists.
Nonetheless, there is the possibility that people may have wanted to go to Facebook itself but otherwise got to the Wikipedia page of the social network rather than the social network itself.
Image from Kalexanderson on Flickr (CC)
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