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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. Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • 2) Wiki, 29, 613, 759 views
Many people wanted to find out more about the Wiki in Wikipedia Credit: Wikipedia
  • 3) Deaths in 2012, 25, 418, 587 views
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 have established themselves as "the world's biggest boyband". Credit: Ian West/PA
  • 5) The Avengers (2012 film), 22, 268, 644 views
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 has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Credit: Press Association
  • 7) 2012 phenomenon, 20, 619, 920 views
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 Credit: PA
  • 9) Google, 18, 508, 719 views
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 Credit: Press Association