Wikipedia It is an inexhaustible source of knowledge, but rarely do we see this knowledge platform itself as an object of study and analysis of its own qualities. Until, of course, some madman in Reddit had the idea to do it.
Although in its beginnings Wikipedia was perceived as a not exactly trustworthy site, the dynamics and protocols of its own community have helped turn this site into a mandatory reference portal when doing research on any subject.
It does not matter if it is something related to science, literature, philosophy, mathematics, leisure, music or entertainment, it is almost a fact that there will be a page or at least some reference in Wikipedia.
The breadth of its catalog is immense, as is the number of users who visit the platform every day from all over the planet.
For this same factor, the site itself can become an interesting point of reference that offers us a perspective on the most marked patterns of concerns among users around the world.
Collecting the data seems complicated, but someone has accomplished an interesting feat, portraying the biggest concerns of every nation on Earth.
The Reddit map illustrating the most searched words on Wikipedia
There is a thread on the popular Reddit platform called “MapPorn”, dedicated to feeding this fetishistic fixation of some for consuming infographic illustrations of maps with curious, deep, obscure or general interest data on different topics.
It is there that in recent times an interesting map has ended up going viral, whose original authorship so far has not been 100% clear or established. Where a complete map of the world is illustrated with a precise description of the most searched word on Wikipedia for a country on the planet:
If the map is read carefully, it will be possible to see that it is an illustration that shows us the unique words most searched for in each country.
It is not, therefore, the term most introduced for consultations, but the native word of each country most searched for, because they only exist in said nation or are typical of there.
This is how “indigenous” became the most consulted term for Mexico. Or in the case of the United States the main word was “Native”, in China it is “Dynasty” and in Argentina it turned out to be “Peronista”.
So the map is also a kind of reflection of the history and culture of each country.