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12/16/2013 (2 years ago)

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Abraham Lincoln at fifth; teen idol Justin Bieber listed at 8,633rd

While at times, the Internet seems to be a stomping ground for atheists out to disprove all religious thought, it's been determined that according to online postings, Jesus Christ is the most famous person on earth. United States researchers ranked famous individuals using a specially developed algorithm that would see how famous they remained 200 years after their death.

'The significance of Jesus is shown by his mindshare today fully 2,000 years after his death. We don't see the same happening for Justin Bieber,' one of rthe researchers says.

"The significance of Jesus is shown by his mindshare today fully 2,000 years after his death. We don't see the same happening for Justin Bieber," one of rthe researchers says.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

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12/16/2013 (2 years ago)

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Keywords: Jesus Christ, Internet, Most Popular, Napoleon

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The first American on the list is Abraham Lincoln, who came in fifth. He was closely followed by George Washington.

Jesus Christ was at the number one spot, followed by Napoleon, then Mohammed, according to the Independent newspaper reported. Lincoln was closely followed by George Washington, who was sixth, one place ahead of Adolf Hitler.

The study was carried out by Steven Skiena and Charles Ward. The researchers ranked individuals by looking at data sources, just as the Google Internet search engine looks at Web sources.

Current U.S. President Barack Obama came 111th, 10 places ahead of Madonna. Bob Dylan was 130th. Pop star Justin Bieber finished in 8,633rd.

"The significance of Jesus is shown by his mindshare today fully 2,000 years after his death. We don't see the same happening for Justin Bieber," Skiena says.

The findings are shared in Skiena and Ward's book, "Who's Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank." Both note that there are no female historical figures in the top ten.

Skiena, a professor of computer science at Stony Brook University, New York, said each historical figure was ranked by "aggregating the traces of millions of opinions in a rigorous and principled manner.

"We analyze the Wikipedia pages of over 800,000 people to measure quantities that should correspond to historical significance. We would expect that more significant people should have longer Wikipedia pages than less notable folk, because they have greater accomplishments to report.

"The Wikipedia pages of people of higher significance should attract greater readership than those of lower significance. The elite should have pages linked to by other highly significant figures, meaning they should have a high PageRank, the measure of importance used by Google to identify important web pages," Skiena notes.

The Top Ten, by their findings, were:

1. Jesus
2. Napoleon
3. William Shakespeare
4. Mohammad
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. George Washington
7. Adolf Hitler
8. Aristotle
9. Alexander the Great
10. Thomas Jefferson


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