Facebook reveals 2016’s most popular topics

As we are nearing towards the end of year 2016, Facebook has published its ‘Year In Review’ on the company’s press portal, which reveals the most-discussed topics around the world on the social network.

To figure out the top ten moments of the year, Facebook counted how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016. Mentions were analysed in an “aggregated, anonymised way”, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year, the social network says.

The last 12 months has been clearly dominated by politics, which is also shown in the list. With the rise of Donald Trump to the American presidency, to the “Brazilian Politics” and, of course, Pokemon Go, all of them have found themselves as the most popular topics, globally.

The full list of the most talked about moments in the world in 2016, include:

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. Brazilian Politics
  3. Pokemon Go
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
  6. Olympics
  7. Brexit
  8. Super Bowl
  9. David Bowie
  10. Muhammad Ali

The company also added that the top 10 live videos that were measured by total cumulative views. The top ten live videos were:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, Election results
  6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”
  10. Super Deluxe, Election map

Like every year, the company has also unveiled a new way users can take a walk down their Facebook memory lanes, with a personalised ‘Your Year in Review’ video in their news feeds. What are you waiting for? Go to http://facebook.com/yearinreview2016 and preview your ‘Year in Review’ video now.

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