Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012's Most Viewed on Wikipedia: Facebook, One Direction, Dark Knight

Posted By on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM


Wikipedia's most viewed articles of 2012 may surprise you. Maybe not.

Facebook, One Direction, Wiki, Deaths in 2012, and The Avengers top the most viewed pages on Wikipedia's English version this year.

Swedish software engineer Johan Gunnarsson published the Top 10 lists not only for English, but also for German, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Polish (all in their native languages).

On the English Wikipedia, Facebook was the most viewed page, with 32.5 million views, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.

Here is the Top 10 list:

1. Facebook

2. Wiki

3. Deaths in 2012

4. One Direction

5. The Avengers

6. Fifty Shades of Grey

7. 2012 phenomenon

8. The Dark Knight Rises

9. Google

10. The Hunger Games

While Facebook topped the English edition, an entry for an adult video actresses was the No. 1 entry for Japan, German's searched for cul-de-sacs, and Hua Shan, the world's deadliest hiking trail in China, got the most views on the Dutch site.

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