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Wikipedia’s most-popular articles of 2018 show that pop culture rules over us all

Wikipedia Year in Review

People visited Wikipedia over 190 billion times in 2018 alone, many motivated by the encyclopedia’s wealth of in-depth articles about topics you didn’t know enough about. But in looking at the English Wikipedia’s most-popular articles of 2018, it’s clear that one motivation reigned supreme. People wanted to keep up with the popular culture moments happening….

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Media, politics, and the most-viewed YouTube videos: 2017 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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A good number of Wikipedia's English-language editors in the last year were drawn to news (especially politics), media, and miscellanea.

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Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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The English Wikipedia's list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year's #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain's queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.

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Our top posts of 2016: Wikimedia community takes center stage

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Community-focused pieces fill our list of most-read and best posts from the last year.

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Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors' interests.

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

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Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

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Top 10 Most Edited Pages on Wikipedia in 2014

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Wikipedia is the world’s largest free knowledge resource, but what makes it so unique is its dynamism–it is a living, breathing knowledge network that changes all the time, thanks to hundreds of thousands of editors around the world who keep it growing and current. ... Here are the top 10 most edited pages on English-language Wikipedia in 2014. Many of the topics are to be expected, like Deaths in 2014 or the Israel-Gaza Conflict. (...)

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