Which women ruled the internet in 2012? Wikipedia offers an accurate representation of how the internet searched in 2013. So based off their list of the most searched terms of the year, we can answer this burning question: Who was the most searched women of 2012?
Wikipedia does not formally release a list of most searched topics of the year but, luckily for us, a Swedish hacker named Johan Gunnarsson came to the rescue.
Johan was nice enough to release to us, exclusively, the 1,000 most searched topics on Wikipedia of 2012. He was able to produce this list by analyzing “a bunch of script and programs that download and process traffic logs from Wikipedia, to find the pages with greatest uptrend in page views the last day” as he told BusinessInsider.
We then broke this list of 1,000 topics down to various buckets, ranging from women to TV shows, giving us an accurate list of internet popularity from 2012. Without further adieu, here are the 50 most searched women on Wikipedia of 2012 in English speaking countries.