Wikipedia turns 20 on January 15th, 2021. Over the past 20 years it’s become a respected, and sometimes contentious, source of information.
As anyone can edit an article, we wanted to see which pages have attracted the most revisions to discover what topics the internet really thinks are important.
It turns out these include, perhaps unsurprisingly, polarising Presidents, as well as more obscure topics – a geospatial summary of the summits of the Juneau Icefield anyone? And who knew wrestling provoked such depth of feeling? Investigate both monthly and all time data for yourself here!
Monthly edit data was collected from
Wikimedia Statistics for the top 20 pages by total revisions
in each month between January 2001 and August 2020.
All time edit data was collected from Wikipedia for the top 500 pages by all time total revisions. The data is correct as of 25th December 2020.