Topix is a news aggregator website that offers its readers lots of interesting content, from local news to celebrity stories. Topix claims that more than 18 millions people visit their website everyday in search of news and entertainment. Like most websites of a similar nature, Topix has evolved in the last few years and now focuses mostly on viral content that can be shared on social media. And this is where Kik comes in. Since the content Kik produces is highly sharable, it is ideal for Kik.
Most of the content on Topix follows one of two popular formats: lists and quizzes. You can share your quiz results and invite others to take part so you can compare your results and test out your knowledge on a huge variety of amazing topics. The lists are also very sharable as you’ll find interesting information that you probably didn’t know. Whether you share quizzes or lists, you will be opening fascinating conversations or, simply, having a great time on Kik.
The only issue is that there is always too much information on Topix so it can be hard to know what to share. There really is content for all tastes and interests. So, before giving you a list of the best topix to chat in 2016, we want to give you some guidance on how to use the site.
Topix As Icebreaker
“How do you make an egg laugh? Tell it a yoke!”
It is really easy to find people to chat with on Kik, whether your using your smartphone or a PC or Mac. What can be a little bit more tricky is to know what to talk to them about. Sometimes you don’t know the person you are talking to well enough to come up with an appropriate topic. Other times you have chatted so much with the same person that you seem to have run out of things to talk about!
There are many ways to solve this small problem but one of the most effective is to have some topics ready. Of course, the more you know the person you are talking to, the easier this should be. For example, if you know the person had an exam that morning, you could ask them how it went. But, what could you do when you’ve already asked them about that or whatever else is going on in their lives? Well, fear not, you can always share a video, a quiz or a news story that will guarantee a reaction from them. In Topix you will find all kinds of sharable content that is suitable for people of all ages and therefore inoffensive.
If you are a good listener, and this is the key to a good chat, you will get to know the person you are chatting with in no time. At least, you will know what they like to talk about and what amuses them. Once you know this, it will be easy to find content to share with them on Topix.
What do you need to know about Topix
There are two main reasons to visit Topix:
- Local news
- Entertainment and news
Topix uses your computer’s IP address to determine your location no matter where you are. This allows it to present you with local news stories which are updated in real time. The news stories are gathered from a variety of sources. This means that you get all kinds of local stories from different perspectives from just one website. One thing to consider is that you won’t see local content on the landing page. You will have to click on Topix Local on the toolbar. Then you will be redirected to your local page where you can read the headlines of all the stories where you live. If you chat with other locals or what to share something peculiar or interesting that happened where you live, Topix is the place to go to!
Now, for general entertainment and news you don’t have to click anywhere. It’s all there on the landing page. You will see visually appealing content that you can share on Kik and other platforms. Anything from lists and quizzes that would keep you and your friends entertained for hours. If you are looking for a fun topic to discuss on Kik or an ice breaker, you will probably find something on Topix. Ideally, you will share some of the same interests, hobbies, outlook, or, even sense of humor so what appeals to you will probably appeal to them, too.
Kik, like most things in online culture is an immediate medium where everyone expects more of less an immediate answer. People tend to get bored if the conversation doesn’t flow. Think about it: how long does it take for you to get annoyed when somebody doesn’t reply to your messages straight away? The answer is: probably not very long! However, you still should think before saying the first thing that comes to mind. This is a good general rule when chatting on Kik but it also applies to sharing content. Think about what you are about to share, and think who you are about to share it with.
So, the selection of content that you find on the Topix landing page is drawn from some of its main sections. But, there is a whole lot more to explore and share on Kik. You can access the different sections using the menu of the toolbar. Here’s a rundown of the different sections and the kind of content you can expect on each one of them.
- Stars: fun to read and highly sharable celebrity stories is what you will find in this section. Musicians, actors, models, and yes, those Kardashians are there, too! There are also some quizzes to test out your knowledge of movies and other popular culture.
- Offbeat: this is where you will find those peculiar stories that become viral. If you want to be the first to share them instead of just following the trend, visit the site often for shocking and amazing stories. There are also some quizzes in this section. Quizzes on Offbeat tend to be about logic and reasoning or the more obscure elements of pop culture.
- Sideline: here you will find everything about sports: football, basketball, hockey and other sports are all represented in lists and quizzes suitable for all sports fans.
- Backbeat: African-American pop culture also has a prominent place in Topix. The stories and quizzes tailored to those interested in this culture are available in this section. From music (rap, hip hop, etc.) to television shows such as Fox’s hit series Empire; it’s all there.
- Parenthood: very self-explanatory, this section is for parents. Cute and informative stories about children and parenting is what you’ll find this. If you chat to friends or family who are parents on Kik, this the page to visit.
- Pawsome: one of the most popular and highly shared content on line involves cats and dogs. And, this is exactly what you will find in Pawsome. Lists, quizzes, and pictures of the cutest pets. Whether you are a cat or a dog person, pawsome is perfect for all animal lovers and their friends.
- Wellnest: if you are health-conscious and are really curious about celebrities who are too, this section is unmissable. Find out celebrities beauty and health secrets and share them on Kik.
- Estrellas: this is the Spanish-language section of Topix. Latino popular culture and other topics of interest for Spanish-speakers of any origin all have room in this section. If you normally chat in Spanish on Kik or know people who do, Estrellas is great for finding interesting content to share.
Apart from your local news, you can also find general news on Topix, helpfully organized by sections. As with the local news, all content for the news sections comes from different sources, meaning that you will find a comprehensive and up-to-date selection of sharable news stories.
The way the stories are organized makes finding relevant content extremely easy. Here is the list of news sections you can expect.
- US News
- US Cities List (for US local news)
- World News
- World Countries List (for national news of different countries)
- Arts & Life
- Food / Travel
All the news sections are continuously being updated. You will find both text and video, which makes sharing content really easy. Also, the news sections have links to related forums where readers can discuss the news.
Apart from all those sections and your local, national, and international news, Topix also has forums where readers can take part and voice the opinion on a wide range of topics. Because the forums are linked from the news sections, the threads tend to be about news stories that are trending. This gives the forum a certain vitality, which means that there are always discussions going on you can take part in.
Here is a list of the best topix to chat so far in 2016:
- Oscar Showdown
- Harry Potter Trivia
- Inspiring Gay Celebrities
- Reality TV Stars who Became Celebrities
- 80s Movies Quiz
The best Topix to chat in 2016 can actually be drawn from local stories that are constantly updated or from any of the many forums available on the site. Sharing content from Topix is one of the many great ways to make new friends and find people who share your interests on Kik.