Wikipedia is world’s most influential website, says study

Wikipedia is the most popular and influential website in the world for the second year running, according to popularity tracking website ://urlfan. The site measures mentions and links in nearly 6m blog feeds, rather than web traffic, and claims to track the popularity of more than 3.7m websites. The service ranked YouTube in second position, up from third last year, followed by Flickr. Twitter moved up five places to hit fourth position.

Facebook entered the list for the first time this year, going straight in at number seven. However, despite the social network being more than twice as popular as MySpace in terms of visitor numbers, MySpace actually ranks a place higher on ://urlfan's list, coming in at number six. Google, IMDB and Apple are the only sites in the top 10 that don't have a social networking slant.