What Wikipedia Users Were Tuning Into During 2012…

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – As 2012 comes to a close, many news outlets have reflected upon the year’s highlights. Indeed, many of those can be tracked via the world’s most popular information platform – the internet.

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has remained at the forefront of accessed websites. Most recently, via toolserver.org, data detailing the most highly viewed pages on the site was revealed. According to a BBC report, Johan Gunnarsson, a Swedish-based software engineer, was responsible for the information.

Coming in at the #1 spot for the English version of Wikipedia was the site’s page for Facebook. Views for the section drew in more than 32 million visitors during 2012. Followed behind that were views for Wikipedia’s page on “Wiki,” the term describing websites that allow users to edit information.

Other top searches, meanwhile, pertained to Wikipedia pages for “Deaths in 2012,” “One Direction,” “The Avengers (2012 film),” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “2012 Phenomenon,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Google,” and “The Hunger Games.”

The data also tracked top Wikipedia page views for versions of the website in Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, German, Chinese, French, among other languages.