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Entertainment dominates Wikipedia's most popular pages

Users of the English version of Wikipedia tend to focus their searches around their media consumption, according to an analysis of 2017’s top pages by a group of the site’s editors.

Why it matters: As the Internet’s top repository of information, Wikipedia searches can give us an insight into what intrigues people most — and when. In 2017’s tumultuous political climate, it seems most English speakers wanted to learn more about relaxingly banal matters, like their favorite show on Netflix.