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    The Most Upworthy Topics of 2013

    With the new year upon us, we thought it would be a good time to look back at what grabbed your hearts and minds in 2013.

    Overall, the thing that excites us the most about this data (other than the pleasing colors) is that it demonstrates there’s a truly enormous audience for content about important social topics — from global health to economic inequality to domestic violence.

    And if you shared or subscribed or just visited last year: THANK YOU. You demonstrated just how intense the interest is in meaningful media, and we’re incredibly grateful.

    But let’s go to the chart. Each circle represents a topic covered by one of our top 100 pieces this year; the bigger the circle, the more traffic that topic got. The colors tell you which of nine broad categories each topic belonged to as well as which topics were shared by the most viewers.

    Most Upworthy of 2013

    Want to explore the data yourself? Please do! Click above for an interactive visualization. (And hey, if you have interesting reactions to this or ideas for future visualizations, please share them with us at @Upworthy or on Facebook.)

    Here are some cool things we saw:

    Our mission here is to draw massive amounts of attention to the most important topics, and we’ve still got plenty of work to do to achieve that mission on a societal scale. But thanks to all of you, we’re on our way.

    Thanks again, and here’s to a great 2014.


    1. worldofmelody reblogged this from upworthyinsider and added:
      I love how gender inequality and awareness of standards of beauty is found to be the most viewed!
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      For 2014 I would like to see a lot more representation and awareness of veganism and animal rights.
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      Apparently, we humans like to learn about more things than sideboob.
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      #TeamUpworthy
    17. gokicker reblogged this from upworthyinsider and added:
      Which of these issues grabbed your attention in 2013?
    18. joshfrench reblogged this from upworthyinsider and added:
      Upworthy may be the band nerds of the media world, but I sleep well at night. Click through to read the full post, or...
    19. hello-rossalyn reblogged this from ryeisenberg and added:
      yay - my place of work aint too shabby.
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      So fucking proud to be a part of this team.
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