Who Are The Most Wikipedia’d People In West Michigan? [Map]
A zoomable map allows you to find out who receives the most Wikipedia traffic for every city in the country. So who gets the most Wikipedia action in West Michigan?
Here's a hint: Some of them are dead.
Here are the highlights from West Michigan:
GRAND RAPIDS -- It's pretty obvious, really, it's the late former President Gerald R. Ford
ADA -- Jay VanAndel, one of the co-founders of Amway.
ROCKFORD -- The late Dick York, who played the original Darrin on 'Bewitched' (although technically he lived in Belmont)
LOWELL -- Ann Rae Rule, a true crime author most famously known for penning 'A Stranger Beside Me' about Ted Bundy.
SPARTA -- Ahmed Fareed, a sports reporter for NBCSN.
CEDAR SPRINGS -- Brad Slaight, a comedian and actor best known for his lead role on the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless'. He also appeared on the sitcom 'Parks and Rec'.
HUDSONVILLE -- Taylor Lautner, an actor who appeared in the 'Twilight' films.
WYOMING -- Chris Kamen, former NBA player with the Los Angeles Clippers and CMU alum.
KENTWOOD -- Justin Amash, current Congressman known for his support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
JENISON -- Kevin DeYoung, a Reformed Minister and author.
The names from Michigan who get the most hits on Wikipedia are Eminem, the rapper from Warren (who also gets leads Detroit in hits), the late actor and comedian Robin Williams (who grew up in Bloomfield Hills) and the pop star Madonna, who hails from Bay City (but also is credited for being from Rochester).
Terry O'Quinn, best known as Locke on the ABC TV series 'Lost' and rock star Iggy Pop each have three towns where they are the most Wiki'd.
O'Quinn leads Newberry, his actual hometown, Sault Ste. Marie, and Mt. Pleasant, where he went to college.
While Iggy (real name James Osterberg) is tops in Muskegon (where he was born), Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor (where his career kicked off).