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Wikirank
March 26, 2009 6:39 AM   Subscribe

Wikirank is an analytical tool that measures the popularity of trending topics on wikipedia. You can compare up to four topics and generate nifty embeddable graphs.
posted by peacay (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Neat! Girl Power!
posted by lucia__is__dada at 7:57 AM on March 26, 2009


Girl Power indeed. Simone de Beauvoir may have won out on wikipedia. J-P wouldn't have been worried by such trifles. On a rudimentary analysis of how ugly someone is vs how many times they got laid, Jean Paul Sartre still holds all known world records.
posted by MuffinMan at 8:16 AM on March 26, 2009


It seems like most of the articles on the "Trending Topics" section are from social media. I've seen many of those listed on reddit recently. (On that topic, reddit has a whole wikipedia subreddit for links to interesting wikipedia articles which is usually pretty fascinating.)
posted by Rhomboid at 8:25 AM on March 26, 2009


On a rudimentary analysis of how ugly someone is vs how many times they got laid, Jean Paul Sartre still holds all known world records.

Hmmmm. Serge Gainsbourg?

Also, Sartre wins at something.
posted by lucia__is__dada at 8:32 AM on March 26, 2009


Oops. Nausea got lost.
posted by lucia__is__dada at 8:33 AM on March 26, 2009


That's Chuck Norris, Motherfucker
posted by stonepharisee at 12:04 PM on March 26, 2009


What I find interesting is that the second biggest spike in Wikipedia views comes from the entry for Richard Ira "Dick" Bong. There must be some Beavis & Butthead social network spreading that around. Dude, it's like his first name is Dick. And his last name is Bong! Whooooa!
posted by jonp72 at 1:00 PM on March 26, 2009


The Bong article was on reddit a couple of days ago.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:04 PM on March 26, 2009


Darwin vs. God

Bet God was pissed that day.
posted by bergeycm at 9:04 PM on March 26, 2009


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