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Which People, Events, And Places Topped Facebook’s Year In Review For 2013?


2013Photos650It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.

Facebook is also once again allowing users to create their own personal summaries of 2014 by clicking links that appear on their Timelines, which direct them to https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview/(USERNAME).

The social network also shared a host of lists about “the people, moments, and places that mattered most on Facebook in 2013.”

Most Talked About in 2013, World

  1. Pope Francis
  2. Election (Facebook noted that this referred to the term, and not to any specific 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

Most Talked About in 2013, U.S.

  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
  11. National Basketball Association Finals
  12. Kim Kardashian
  13. Miley Cyrus
  14. James Gandolfini
  15. Meteor Sighting

Most-Talked-About By Topic In 2013, U.S.

  • Sports: Super Bowl
  • Movies: The Conjuring
  • TV Shows:Scandal
  • Music: “Get Lucky,” by Daft Punk (most played on Facebook via Spotify)
  • Books: Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander, by Phil Robertson
  • Games: Criminal Case, by Pretty Simple Games
  • Public Figures: Peyton Manning
  • Politics: Government Shutdown
  • Technology: Instagram
  • Viral Moments: Harlem Shake
  • Internet Memes: Giraffe

Most Checked-In Places, U.S., 2013 (Excludes Transportation Hubs)

  1. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (Anaheim, Calif.)
  2. Times Square (New York)
  3. Epcot, Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)
  4. Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
  5. AT&T Park (San Francisco)
  6. Rangers Ballpark (Arlington, Texas)
  7. Universal Studios Hollywood (Universal City, Calif.)
  8. Fenway Park (Boston)
  9. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
  10. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (Houston)

Top Check-Ins Around The World, By Country

  • Argentina: Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
  • Australia: Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria
  • Brazil: Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo
  • Canada: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Egypt: Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
  • France: Disneyland Paris, Marne La Vallée
  • Germany: Reeperbahn, Hamburg
  • Hong Kong: 香港迪士尼樂園 | Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík
  • India: Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple)
  • Italy: Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Japan: 東京ディズニーランド (Tokyo Disneyland), Tokyo
  • Mexico: Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
  • Nigeria: Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Poland: Temat Rzeka, Warsaw
  • Russia: Центральный парк культуры и отдыха им. Горького | Gorky Park of Culture and Leisure
  • Singapore: Marina Bay Sands
  • South Africa: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • South Korea: Myungdong Street, Seoul
  • Spain: Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Sweden: Friends Arena, Solna
  • Taiwan: 花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market, Tainan City
  • Turkey: Taksim Square, Istanbul
  • U.K.: The 02, London
  • U.S.: Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.

Life Events Added To Timeline, 2013, U.S.

  1. Added a Relationship
  2. Got Married
  3. Got Engaged
  4. Traveled
  5. Moved
  6. Ended a Relationship
  7. Had a Baby
  8. Were Expecting a Baby
  9. First Met
  10. Lost a Loved One

Readers: Did any of the results in Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review surprise you?


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