Wikipedia reveals what the world edited in 2014
Wikipedia has published its first-ever annual video, revealing what the world read and edited on the encyclopedic site during 2014.
Over 100 million changes were edited into articles throughout the year, with hot topics including everything from the political unrest in Ukraine to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup was a big talking point, while England's poor performance in the tournament led to the editing of the page "England national football team".
The Scottish referendum on independence, the Brazilian presidential elections and the US Senate elections were all big political events which attracted interest. Meanwhile the conflict in Gaza also attracted a lot of activity on the site.
The global popularity of the "Ice bucket challenge" led to changes being made to the pages "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis", while the health crisis created by Ebola was also a hot topic in several languages.
In terms of entertainment, "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad" and "Doctor Who" were all on the editing list, while Academy Award Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave" also garnered a lot of attention.
Novelists Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Maya Angelou, actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams and cricketer Phillip Hughes, all of whom passed away this year, all found their pages read and edited.
For the full video, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0Pihl2zXY