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January 13th, 2017 by


Since its inception, almost exactly 16 years to the day, Wikipedia has been the friend we could turn to when we were too shy to ask someone about a subject, or just want to prove a point.

Wikipedia recently gave us insight into the world wide web that is becoming increasingly smaller, and what everyone secretly researches when the need arises. 

Here Are The Top 10 Viewed Pages On Wikipedia In 2016

1. Donald Trump (75 965 727 views)

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No surprises there. With all the controversy surrounding the elections, as well as  his prolific and infamous Twitter account that seems to blow off the handle at any given moment.

2. XHamster (70 903 044 views)

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This is quite puzzling. We are not sure why people were using Wikipedia to research this smutty website, but there you go. 

3. Proyecto 40 (38 624 186 views)

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Proyecto 40 is a television network operated by TV Azteca in Mexico. Programming generally consists of news, informational, and entertainment shows.

4. AMGTV (37 526 211 views)

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AMGTV is an American family-oriented television network featuring television programming consisting of drama, sports, movies, entertainment, how-to, hunting and fishing, children’s shows, and other features. The network is owned by the American company Access Media Group.

5. Web Scraping (37 214 363 views)

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The term web scraping is ranked as the fifth most searched page on Wikipedia in 2016. So, what is it?

Web scraping or web harvesting or web data extraction scrapes data from websites to be copied into a central local database or spreadsheet for later analysis or processing. It is most commonly used to sell products from a variety of stores on one platform, i.e. PriceCheck.

6. Deaths In 2016 (35 911 398 views)

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2016 was a year many were glad to see go with many iconic figures passing away, devastating their fans around the world. Celebrities who passed on included David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, just to name a few.

7. Prince (Musician) (22 793 889 views)

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Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. He died on the 21 April 2016 after an apparent opioid overdose

8. United States Presidential Election 2016 (22 063 171 views)

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The hotly contentious US presidential election had people all around the world glued to their screens.

9. Lali Espósito (21 133 041 views)

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Mariana “Lali” Espósito, who records as Lali, is an Argentine actress, singer, dancer, model, and songwriter.

10. Suicide Squad (Film) (19 435 260 views)

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This highly anticipated film became a cult phenomenon and collected even more avid fans. Movie watchers were delighted with the extremely volatile and twisted couple, Harley Quinn and Joker.

Here Is The Top 50 (Starting From 11)

11. List of Bollywood films of 2016

12. David Bowie

13. Melania Trump

14. Captain America: Civil War

15. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

16. Hilary Clinton

17. Deadpool (film)

18. Elizabeth II

19. United States

20. Muhammad Ali

21. Pablo Escobar

22. Barack Obama

23. Game of Thrones

24. The Revenant (2015 film)

25. Okto

26. Earth

27. UEFA Euro 2016

28. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

29. Game of Thrones (Season 6)

30. 2016 Summer Olympics

31. Carrie Fisher

32. O.J.Simpson

33. Facebook

34. Stranger Things (TV series)

35. Ivanka Trump

36. Leonardo DiCaprio

37. 2016 in film

38. Rogue One

39. Java (programming language)

40. List of presidents of the United States

41. XXXX (syndrome)

42. Bernie Sanders

43. Michael Phelps

44. Cristiano Renaldo

45. Google

46. India

47. Westworld (TV series)

48. La 7 (TV Channel)

49. Star Wars

50. The Walking Dead (TV series)