How many hits does being on the front page of the Chinese Wikipedia get you?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was browsing Wikipedias two days ago and noticed the following on the front of the Chinese Wikipedia:

Let's zoom in a bit there:

It's Apollo 8, the first mission to ever leave orbit and travel around another body, the Moon. This type of mission is almost certainly what China will want to carry out one or more times before attempting a landing, as in terms of difficulty it's much closer to a mission in LEO than one to the surface of the Moon.

So how many hits does the article receive for being on the front page? A few hundred. Here's what it looks like:

In comparison, being on the front page of the English Wikipedia brings in about 100 times that.

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