Yesterday, Wikipedia released its list of the most-edited Wikipedia articles of 2015, compiled by Wikimedia Foundation's Aaron Halfaker, who also released a similar list last year.
This list can be loosely broken down into super obvious stuff that you'd assume people would edit (i.e., "Deaths in 2015" "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," or "November 2015 Paris Attacks"), as well as extremely specific Wiki pages such as "Geospatial Summary of the High Peaks/Summits of the Juneau Icefield," "List of the works of Bastien and Henry Prigent," or "Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015 TV series)." The former category Wikipedia surmises were edited by oodles of people, while the site guesses the majority of the edits on the terrifyingly specific Wikipedia pages were conducted by one individual.
- Deaths in 2015 (18,121)
- Geospatial Summary of the High Peaks/Summits of the Juneau Icefield (7,291)
- 2015 in sports (6,163)
- 2015 Pacific typhoon season (6,130)
- Charlie Hebdo shooting (5,202)
- Miss World 2015 (4,792)
- ATP World Tour records (4,764)
- November 2015 Paris attacks (4,675)
- Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 3) (4,474)
- List of the works of Bastien and Henry Prigent (4,424)
- United States presidential election, 2016 (4,168)
- 2015 Pacific hurricane season (4,008)
- April 2015 Nepal earthquake (4,008)
- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (3,893)
- 2015 in Philippine television (3,717)
- The Voice (U.S. season 9) (3,605)
- 2015 in film (3,592)
- Jurassic World (3,561)
- 2015 in South Korean music (3,533)
- Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015 TV series) (3,472)
For a snapshot of whatever's trending on Wikipedia on any given moment, visit the English Wikipedia Top 100, and if you'd ever like to compare interest in one Wikipedia page with another at any given moment, head over to Wikipedia's analytics page, which is still in its demo stage.
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