Wikipedia’s top 100 world’s most searched articles in 2012

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A study of 2012’s most read Wikipedia articles reveals striking articles popular across the world on the online encyclopaedia.

100 most viewed articles on English Wikipedia during 2012.

Page name
1. Facebook
2. Wiki
3. Deaths in 2012
4. One Direction
5. The Avengers (2012 film)
6. Fifty Shades of Grey
7. 2012 phenomenon
8. The Dark Knight Rises
9. Google
10. The Hunger Games
11. United States
12. YouTube
13. The Big Bang Theory
14. How I Met Your Mother
15. Game of Thrones (TV series)
16. The Walking Dead (TV series)
17. Whitney Houston
18. Sex
19. Barack Obama
20. 2012 Summer Olympics
21. Gangnam Style
22. Mitt Romney
23. Nicki Minaj
24. Prometheus (film)
25. Justin Bieber
26. Adele (singer)
27. Wikipedia
28. India
29. World War II
30. United Kingdom
31. Eminem
32. Breaking Bad
33. Illuminati
34. Elocution
35. The Hunger Games (film)
36. List of How I Met Your Mother episodes
37. RMS Titanic
38. Rihanna
39. Adolf Hitler
40. Lionel Messi
41. List of The Big Bang Theory episodes
42. Once Upon a Time (TV series)
43. Mila Kunis
44. Abraham Lincoln
45. 2012 in film
46. Glee (TV series)
47. Manhattan
48. Lana Del Rey
49. Skyfall
50. Halloween
51. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)
52. World War I
53. Joseph Kony
54. Elizabeth II
55. Stop Online Piracy Act
56. .xxx
57. Marilyn Monroe
58. Selena Gomez
59. Kim Kardashian
60. Carly Rae Jepsen
61. Cristiano Ronaldo
62. Channing Tatum
63. Madonna (entertainer)
64. Steve Jobs
65. Johnny Depp
66. Jennifer Lawrence
67. UEFA Euro 2012
68. List of Presidents of the United States
69. Skrillex
70. Android (operating system)
71. Michael Jackson
72. Taylor Swift
73. United States presidential election, 2012
74. Tom Hardy
75. Downton Abbey
76. Lady Gaga
77. Windows 8
78. Australia
79. China
80. Sherlock (TV series)
81. Sunny Leone
82. Human penis size
83. G-force
84. Canada
85. Jeremy Lin
86. Sons of Anarchy
87. The Vampire Diaries
88. New York City
89. List of Glee episodes
90. Lil Wayne
91. Hatfield–McCoy feud
92. Batman
93. Tupac Shakur
94. Katy Perry
95. A Song of Ice and Fire
96. Michael Phelps
97. Olympic Games
98. Albert Einstein
99. Homeland (TV series)
100. Stephen Hawking
Facebook topped the English edition while an entry for adult video actresses did best in Japan.

Hua Shan – a Chinese mountain featuring “the world’s deadliest hiking trail” – topped the Dutch list.

By contrast, cul-de-sacs were the German site’s most clicked entry.

The data was published by a Swedish software engineer Johan Gunnarsson as part of the Wikitrends project. His home land’s most viewed article was a page dedicated to Sweden itself.

 

 

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