Suprising top topic in online discussions

Todd Vandenbark

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What if you could catch a glimpse of all online conversations and figure out what the most popular topics are? Synthesio, “an international, multi-lingual web monitoring and research company” founded in France (with offices in the U.S. and U.K.) claims to have analyzed over 200 million online conversations, dividing their results into 40 different categories. The most popular category is “health” with 14% of the total. Below is a chart depicting their results.

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