The data is in. Using some magical mathematical formula, Facebook has figured out the most talked about topics on the social networking site in 2013, and the big winner globally is Pope Francis. Apparently people just couldn’t enough of the new pontiff’s talk about caring for the poor and how gay marriage might not be the worst thing in the universe.
Interestingly, though, Pope Francis was not the hottest topic of Facebook conversation in any one of the biggest Facebook-using countries. Instead, when you go country by country, there was almost always something of bigger local importance that supplanted the pope.
So what were the hottest topics on Facebook around the globe? Let’s take a look, shall we?