Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based website pertaining to music, movies, and entertainment. My question is are users really reading these 5,000+ character bios and is it necessary for webmasters to include all this information if their intended audience only reads but the first few sentences?
Then again what do studies show? A great example of the opposite are the information boxes to the right of google searches relating to entertainment or historical figures. They offer the at most 1-2 sentences and a direct link to the wiki article. Outside of wikipedia itself are users taking the time out to read this copious amount of information when their goals on that particular site lie elsewhere? Is putting this information on celebrity profiles nothing more than filler?