Pope becomes an internet hit

Most searched-for figure on the web

The most talked name on the internet is Pope Francis. Of the 1.83 billion people chatting and posting in English on the net, the name of the Pontiff is in the first position, according to Global Language Monitor, a company based in Texas which examined the web and ranked the words, phrases and names that get the heaviest and widest usage in the English language worldwide.

'Pope Francis' as the #1 proper name is the most talked about on the web ahead of ìObamaCareî and ìNSAî ó the US National Security Agency. The Pontiffís Twitter handle, @Pontifex, ranked fourth in the list of top words being used.