Facebook a year in review: The Pope, Super Bowl and Miley Cyrus

Facebook has become the center of the social media realm.

On Monday, the millions-strong social network released the topics, people and life events that its users discussed the most in 2013.

Topics and people worldwide:

  1. Pope Francis
  2. Election
  3. Royal baby
  4. Typhoon
  5. Margaret Thatcher
  6. Harlem Shake
  7. Miley Cyrus
  8. Boston Marathon
  9. Tour de France
  10. Nelson Mandela

U.S. topics and people:

  1. Super Bowl
  2. Government Shutdown
  3. Boston Marathon
  4. Syria Crisis
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Pope Francis
  7. George Zimmerman
  8. Royal baby
  9. Nelson Mandela
  10. Presidential Inauguration

Top Check-Ins around the world:

  1. Argentina: Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires 
  2. Australia: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne, Victoria 
  3. Brazil: Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo
  4. Canada: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia 
  5. Egypt: Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
  6. France: Disneyland Paris, Marne La Vallée
  7. Germany: Reeperbahn, Hamburg
  8. Hong Kong: 香港迪士尼樂園 | Hong Kong Disneyland
  9. Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland 
  10. India: Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple)

For the most talked about topics, Facebook said they measured how many Facebook posts in 2013 that mentioned a specific topic then ranked those topics based on the overall number of mentions in each list. 

To read more on the year in review, click here .

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