Daily Israel Report

Lieberman Leads Netanyahu, Livni in Wikipedia Website Visits

The Wikipedia page on Lieberman received 17,377 visits in the last two weeks, compared to less than 11,000 visits each for Netanyahu and Livni.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/10/2009, 1:23 PM

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The page on Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Knesser Member Avigdor Lieberman on Wikipedia in Hebrew has received 17,377 visits in the last two weeks, compared with 10,733 for the page on Likud leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu and 10,566 for the page on Kadima chairwoman Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

News1 reports that Ehud Barak trails the pack with less than 8,000 visits.

Other prominent names include former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who received about 3,000 visits each.

The top election-related sites are reported to be:

1. Avigdor Lieberman, 17,377
2. Binyamin Netanyahu, 10,773
3. Tzipi Livni, 10,566
4. Likud, 8,726
5. Elections for 18th Knesset, 8,636
6. Ehud Barak, 7,668
7. Kadima, 7,560
8. Yisrael Beiteinu, 6,921

Wikipedia is an open public encyclopedia which is updated by users worldwide. It celebrated it eighth anniversary last month. 35 million Hebrew Wikipedia pages were viewed in January.

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