Among the most discussed topics on Facebook in 2012 was the American presidential election, Superbowl XLVI and the death of Whitney Houston.
When Facebook released their summary of the 20 most important highlights of the year, they noted that the most popular songs were:
• We are Young by Janelle Monáe
• Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye
• Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Incredibly to some, the most talked about movies on Facebook were “The Hunger Games”, “The Avengers” and “Magic Mike” (which has started playing in Mexican theatres this winter).
Among the public figures most discussed on Facebook in 2012 were Barack Obama (U.S. President), Mitt Romney (former U.S. presidential candidate) and the band One Direction.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins was the most popular book on Facebook, while Instagram, Timelines and Pinterest occupied the top three spots, respectively, for technical topics.
As the year comes to a close, Facebook has given users a function allowing them to see a summary of their own 20 highlights of the year and the most commented on posts on their profiles.
To see more about Facebook’s 20 Best Highlights of the Year, click here.
Jorge Chavez is Senior Editor at Mijo! Brands of Mexico.
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