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These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018
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# Whatcha Reading?

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018

Jan 12th 2019, 10:00 PM 31,156 Views 15 Comments

Royals, football and films. Some things don’t change.

These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017
# In The News
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# In The News

These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017

Jan 6th 2018, 9:15 AM 23,746 Views 15 Comments

An Irish Wikipedian was among those who compiled a detailed list.

Wikipedia's community is 85% male, and founder Jimmy Wales isn't sure how to fix it
# Interview
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# Interview

Wikipedia's community is 85% male, and founder Jimmy Wales isn't sure how to fix it

Oct 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,527 Views 75 Comments

The Wikipedia team has tried to bring that ratio down since 2014 – but to no avail.

Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win
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# Trump Bump

Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win

Oct 28th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,819 Views 25 Comments

TheJournal.ie sat down with Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, who was in Dublin this week for Internet Day.

11 super creepy Wikipedia pages that will keep you up tonight
# Team No Sleep
# Team No Sleep

11 super creepy Wikipedia pages that will keep you up tonight

Oct 19th 2017, 9:00 PM 46,742 Views 3 Comments

Night night now.

All the photos on the Wikipedia page for 'Irish cuisine' are beyond grim
# No Filter
# No Filter

All the photos on the Wikipedia page for 'Irish cuisine' are beyond grim

Aug 29th 2017, 10:32 AM 21,138 Views 8 Comments

We, as a nation, can do better.

Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research
# Credible Source
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# Credible Source

Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research

Jul 28th 2017, 7:21 AM 20,755 Views 20 Comments

A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia
# Clamp Down
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# Clamp Down

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia

Apr 29th 2017, 1:16 PM 16,912 Views 32 Comments

No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.

Burger King advert tricked into telling customers the food contains 'cyanide' and 'rat meat'
# Whopper Mistake
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# Whopper Mistake

Burger King advert tricked into telling customers the food contains 'cyanide' and 'rat meat'

Apr 13th 2017, 8:43 AM 33,233 Views 7 Comments

The interactive ad voice-activates the google search on a phone but pranksters edited the Whopper’s wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references
# Infowars
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# Infowars

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references

Feb 9th 2017, 10:25 PM 15,604 Views 32 Comments

A spokesperson for the Daily Mail said it had “banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability”.

13 weird and wonderful things on Wikipedia
# Wikipedia
# Wikipedia

13 weird and wonderful things on Wikipedia

Jan 7th 2017, 9:30 AM 7,369 Views 0 Comments

A neverending treasure trove.

There was a hilarious caption war on this Wikipedia photo of an 'indifferent penguin'
# Indifferent Penguin
# Indifferent Penguin

There was a hilarious caption war on this Wikipedia photo of an 'indifferent penguin'

Dec 14th 2016, 7:57 AM 6,254 Views 0 Comments

“We cannot reliably verify the mind of the penguin as indifferent.”

13 of the greatest edits in the history of Irish Wikipedia
# My Right Foot
# My Right Foot

13 of the greatest edits in the history of Irish Wikipedia

Nov 15th 2016, 9:30 PM 9,330 Views 0 Comments

Gags, real stories… Irish Wiki has it all.

Someone has made a cheeky Irish edit to the Wikipedia page for fanny packs
# Bum Bags
# Bum Bags

Someone has made a cheeky Irish edit to the Wikipedia page for fanny packs

Sep 1st 2016, 10:08 AM 7,538 Views 3 Comments

Irish people call them WHAT?

12 celebrities with absolutely preposterous 'personal life' Wikipedia sections
# Personal Life
# Personal Life

12 celebrities with absolutely preposterous 'personal life' Wikipedia sections

Jun 7th 2016, 6:37 PM 13,270 Views 3 Comments

The *best* part of a celebrity’s Wikipedia.

11 reasons to be thankful that Wikipedia exists
# Wikipedia
# Wikipedia

11 reasons to be thankful that Wikipedia exists

Jan 15th 2016, 4:54 PM 7,366 Views 0 Comments

It’s the website’s fifteenth birthday today.

You might not think it but Wikipedia is 15 years old now
# From A To Z
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# From A To Z

You might not think it but Wikipedia is 15 years old now

Jan 15th 2016, 8:24 AM 6,730 Views 6 Comments

The online encyclopedia first arrived in 2001 and is now one of the visited sites in the world.

Wikipedia's newest editors aren't even human
# Spot The Difference
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# Spot The Difference

Wikipedia's newest editors aren't even human

Dec 2nd 2015, 4:05 PM 6,805 Views 17 Comments

The new AI system will spot errors to help reduce the workload for its human editors.

Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments
# Photography
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# Photography

Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 PM 18,232 Views 16 Comments

These 10 images won the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles
# Q-tip
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# Q-tip

You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles

Sep 24th 2015, 7:00 PM 4,524 Views 0 Comments

Should you have a long journey ahead and need to pass the time.

Remember Ja Rule? He got into a cringey beef with Wikipedia over his height last night
# Size Matters
# Size Matters

Remember Ja Rule? He got into a cringey beef with Wikipedia over his height last night

Sep 3rd 2015, 1:49 PM 4,363 Views 2 Comments

“I’m 5’9 not 5’6.”

The world's biggest photo competition is returning to Ireland
# National Monuments
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# National Monuments

The world's biggest photo competition is returning to Ireland

Aug 30th 2015, 10:15 AM 23,254 Views 9 Comments

And it wants your images.

9 of the best excerpts from Irish celebrities' Wikipedia pages
# Insanity
# Insanity

9 of the best excerpts from Irish celebrities' Wikipedia pages

Aug 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 10,230 Views 1 Comment

A lot of gems in here.

Wikipedia's longest-lived hoax has finally been outed
# Gotcha
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# Gotcha

Wikipedia's longest-lived hoax has finally been outed

Mar 23rd 2015, 10:46 AM 41,957 Views 13 Comments

You just can’t believe anyone these days.

NFL player denies Wikipedia's claims he's dead
# He's Alive
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# He's Alive

NFL player denies Wikipedia's claims he's dead

Nov 18th 2014, 12:05 AM 4,203 Views 2 Comments

Emmanuel Sanders is alive and getting kicked.

Nadia Forde's brand new Wikipedia page has already been tampered with
# Citation Needed
# Citation Needed

Nadia Forde's brand new Wikipedia page has already been tampered with

Nov 17th 2014, 4:13 PM 6,206 Views 1 Comment

She’s a snake charmer, you say?

13 creepy Wikipedia pages that'll keep you awake tonight
# I Want To Believe
# I Want To Believe

13 creepy Wikipedia pages that'll keep you awake tonight

Nov 15th 2014, 8:15 PM 74,760 Views 33 Comments

It takes all sorts to make a world. All sorts.

Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page
# Vow Of Privacy
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# Vow Of Privacy

Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page

Aug 7th 2014, 7:58 AM 17,980 Views 19 Comments

Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie
# War Has Begun
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# War Has Begun

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

Aug 6th 2014, 9:55 PM 43,601 Views 36 Comments

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

Insults on Hillsborough Wikipedia page 'traced to British government computers'
# JFT96
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# JFT96

Insults on Hillsborough Wikipedia page 'traced to British government computers'

Apr 25th 2014, 2:42 PM 8,105 Views 24 Comments

Anonymous alterations were made from computers on a secure intranet, the Liverpool Echo reported.

15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism
# Chancers
# Chancers

15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism

Apr 9th 2014, 1:09 PM 46,331 Views 20 Comments

Distorting reality, one edit at a time.

This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland
# Wiki
# Wiki

This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland

Apr 9th 2014, 9:12 AM 13,018 Views 1 Comment

Yes, Ballindangan is a pretty special place.

Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"
# One Popular Guy
# One Popular Guy

Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"

Dec 11th 2013, 10:57 AM 3,347 Views 3 Comments

Justin Bieber is all the way down at number 8,633. Thank GOD.

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
# Edit
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# Edit

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there

Oct 19th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,649 Views 7 Comments

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

There's something not quite right about this Irish football team Wikipedia entry
# Joke
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# Joke

There's something not quite right about this Irish football team Wikipedia entry

Sep 6th 2013, 3:05 PM 5,133 Views 7 Comments

Is this an attempt to psych out the Swedes tonight?

Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman's* Wikipedia entry, ever?
# Paragraph
# Paragraph

Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman's* Wikipedia entry, ever?

Jul 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 4,249 Views 4 Comments

*Ok, Adrian Carton de Wiart is not exactly Irish, but he’s got our blood in him. And he sounds like quite a guy.

The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia
# Bizarropedia
# Bizarropedia

The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia

Jun 14th 2013, 5:30 PM 3,697 Views 1 Comment

Penis panic anyone?

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish
# Gaeilge
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# Gaeilge

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Jan 26th 2013, 3:38 PM 27,378 Views 50 Comments

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

Trouble ahead for Wikipedia over loss of editors - study
# Uh Oh
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# Uh Oh

Trouble ahead for Wikipedia over loss of editors - study

Jan 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,407 Views 4 Comments

Authors of the study believe it is the site’s own rules that is impacting contributor numbers.

The 10 most-read Wikipedia entries of 2012
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# Wikipedia

The 10 most-read Wikipedia entries of 2012

Dec 28th 2012, 6:00 PM 22,064 Views 9 Comments

A social media site was the topic most people wanted to look up. But which one was it?

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