Wikipedia's top 10 viewed articles in 2012

The top ten most viewed articles on Wikipedia in 2012.

  • 1) Facebook, 32, 647, 942 views
A Facebook article on Wikipedia was viewed over 32 million times.
A Facebook article on Wikipedia was viewed over 32 million times. Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • 2) Wiki, 29, 613, 759 views
Wikipedia page
Many people wanted to find out more about the Wiki in Wikipedia Credit: Wikipedia
  • 3) Deaths in 2012, 25, 418, 587 views
Whitney Houston
A list of notable deaths in 2012 which include that of the singer Whitney Houston was a popular resource Credit: Reuters
  • 4) One Direction, 22, 351, 637 views
British boyband One Direction
British boyband One Direction have established themselves as "the world's biggest boyband". Credit: Ian West/PA
  • 5) The Avengers (2012 film), 22, 268, 644 views
"The Avengers" still
Blockbuster film "The Avengers" was viewed 22,268, 644 times on Wikipedia Credit: Marvel Studios
  • 6) Fifty Shades of Grey, 21, 779, 423 views
EL James' steamy novel "Fifty Shades of Grey"
EL James' steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Credit: Press Association
  • 7) 2012 phenomenon, 20, 619, 920 views
The Mayan temple of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza, Mexico
Friday 21st December was the date that some said the ancient Mayan civilisation predicted the world would end. Credit: Reuters
  • 8) The Dark Knight Rises, 18, 882, 885 views
The Dark Knight Rises co-stars Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale at the UK premiere
The Dark Knight Rises co-stars Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale at the UK premiere Credit: PA
  • 9) Google, 18, 508, 719 views
Google logo
Google is one of the web's most searched for websites. Credit: Reuters
  • 10) The Hunger Games, 18, 431, 626 views
The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth (L-R)  at the 02 in London
The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth (L-R) at the 02 in London Credit: Press Association