Social Pranksters: What You Talked About on April Fools'
Fell for so many April Fools' tricks that you still don't know what to believe? Think that everything online is a joke or a lie? Well you are certainly not alone. April Fools' is one of the most fun days to pull pranks on your friends, online and post false articles to your social media platforms under the pretense that they are true.
At Synthesio, we are big fans of April Fools' Day, so we decided to put our Social Intelligence platform to work to see the most buzzed-about topics from April 1. To do this, we analyzed data from March 30 - April 1, 2015, looking at all global online conversations surrounding the one day of the year when it is okay to pull pranks on, and lie to, everyone you know:
So what topics generated the most buzz?
The word cloud above shows just how people like to fool others on this day of pranks:
Prego: We've all seen these posts on Facebook or Twitter, the "I'm pregnant" post. It results in a lot of comments with question marks and then is followed up 5 minutes later by the "April Fools!" follow up post. We've all seen this post because it's clearly one of the most popular online pranks to pull.
Dollars, transfer and free: Everyone loves winning free money, so what is a better trick than to tell someone that they won some free dollars that you would like to transfer from your account to theirs?
Shocked, bamboozled and happy: These words are all positive, showing how well people reacted to being pranked.
Who Talked About April Fools' Day?
52% of all mentions came from males, 48% from females
Here are the top 10 influencers from April Fools Day 2015:
What Countries Were Talking About April Fools' Day?
United States (38.2% of all global mentions)
United Kingdom (6.3%)
What Languages Are People Talking In?
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