Sweden tops Swedish Wikipedia list

Sweden, Eurovision winner Loreen and notorious US bank robber John Dillinger were the three most popular topics on Wikipedia’s Swedish edition in 2012. Sweden’s biggest news stories in 2012 (21 Dec 12)
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A new study by Swedish software engineer Johan Gunnarsson shows that the most read Wikipedia article in Sweden is the one dedicated to the country itself.The study includes data on the 100 most read articles in each of Wikipedia’s international editions.Apart from singer Loreen, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is another famous Swede who made into the Swedish top 10 list, along with DJ group Swedish House Mafia, who came in seventh.Canadian pop star Justin Bieber made the Danish and Norwegian top 10s, but was trumped by British boy band One Direction, who appeared in the Swedish, Danish, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian lists.Other topics that interested Swedish Wikipedia readers in 2012 were the USA, the Swedish movies about fictional police officer Johan Falk, Wiki-pages and the Second World War.The top 100 list also includes articles about several mental health afflictions, like Asperger syndrome, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, ADHD and narcissistic personality disorder.Not a single person made the top 10 list of articles for the English-language edition of Wikipedia, though One Direction came fourth, with more than 22 million page views.That was still far behind the number one article, about Facebook, which has been read over 32 million times.Gunnarson’s data was published as part of his Wikitrends project which collects visitor traffic stats for Wikipedia’s different editions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.The Local/nr Follow The Local on Twitter

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