Year in Review

  1. 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.... Read more

  2. 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.... Read more

  3. No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter.

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    We are not in a post-fact world. Facts matter, and we are committed to this now more than ever.... Read more

  4. 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.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

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    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.... Read more

  6. 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.... Read more

  7. Our most popular posts of 2015: black hats, artificial intelligence, John Oliver, and a photobomb

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    Our story on John Oliver’s ‘fowl’ jokes was one of the blog’s most popular posts of the year.... Read more

  8. Live a year in 4 minutes: Introducing #Edit2015, Wikipedia’s year-in-review video

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    #Edit2015 captures a tiny portion of the millions of edits that the world made to Wikipedia in 2015.... Read more

  9. 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 D... Read more

  10. #Edit2014: Q&A with the producer

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