SwiftKey tells us what we wrote about this year

SwiftKey tells us what we wrote about this year
The people at SwiftKey have put together some interesting information. The company behind the popular third party virtual keyboard app have compiled a list of the most popular phrases found on tweets sent out in 2014. The company added "language from news articles" and used the same algorithm they employ to power SwiftKey's Trending Phrases. That feature scans Twitter and top news stories looking for popular words and topics, which are then added to your SwiftKey vocabulary. Clever, huh?

Some of the year's major headlines became the most popular topics written about each month. The missing Malaysian Jet was the top subject for March, the Ice Bucket Challenge topped August's topics and the Apple iPhone 6 was the most discussed subject for September. By December, the chokehold death of Eric Garner led New York City to be the most discussed topic. By the way, topics that normally are mentioned frequently during a certain month (like the World Series in October) were excluded.

Not that every month had such serious topics. During those carefree summer days back in July, boy band Five Seconds of Summer managed to capture the attention of Twitter users.

The mos discussed topics of 2014 from SwiftKey

The mos discussed topics of 2014 from SwiftKey


source: SwiftKey

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9 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL at December honorable mention.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

it has to do with the eric garner incident with the cops, not white girls at starbucks lmao

3. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I was expecting porn search entries, but no avail.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Walking Dead, Beth shouldn't have died.

5. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Does no one else find it disturbing that they actually have access to what we're typing on our phones?

6. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would only hope it is for those that enabled the SwiftKey cloud and other usage statistic settings on there. If it still records with those things shut off then I'm getting rid of the keyboard.

7. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

No worries, it's only when you enabled Swiftkey cloud to improve predictions.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"No worries, it's only when you enabled Swiftkey cloud to improve predictions." And Santa Claus is real, too. How do you really think a "free" keyboard app makes money? Obviously, it's by selling the user's data.

9. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

No they don't. They make money by selling themes (and the app wasn't free before). If they sold user data, they would be going against their own privacy policy. Which is a criminal act.

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