Wikipedia’s most-popular articles of 2018 show that pop culture rules over us all
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….
What’s your second screen? Film, television, and the British monarchy fill Wikipedia’s most-viewed articles of 2017
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Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles
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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie
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