The 10 most popular LinkedIn articles of 2016

From an executive’s public stance on guns to “life after Trump,” readers on the social network flocked to these pieces of content.

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Roughly 8 million articles were published on LinkedIn this year.

In that sea of writing and thinking, plenty of pieces stood out, but which ones transcended industry audiences and sparked a real conversation? Which made readers cry—or scream? What were the topics that were most talked about out in the business world (and LinkedIn’s newsroom)?

Here’s a look at the platform’s most buzzworthy articles this year:

1. Retail chief executive took a public stance on guns.

Levi’s chief, Chip Bergh, took to LinkedIn in November with a simple observation: You don’t need a gun to try on jeans.

Rather than ban guns entirely, Bergh asked customers to not bring firearms into Levi stores—even where the law permits it. The request came after a gun inadvertently went off in one of his stores and injured the customer who was carrying it.

The article sparked a heated discussion with more than 4,000 comments and 650,000 views.

2. Tech tiff between an employee and founder got heated.

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