Il 2016 su Wikipedia
Corriere della Sera - La Lettura #268
The artwork shows the most viewed Wikipedia pages in Italy during 2016, grouped by type: green for current affairs, red for deaths, yellow for Google doodles, blue for cinema, violet for recurring events, aquamarine for television and pink for sports.
In the visualization are shown only peaks that generated at least 200,000 views during a week.
The artwork has been created using RAWGraphs, an open-source tool for data visualization.
Data comes from Wikimedia API, scraped using a custom Python Script. Resulting articles have then been manually described and categorized.
The resulting dataset is freely available.
Each peak represents a Wikipedia article. Each black mark shows 100,000 views. The horizontal size of peaks represents their duration over time.