Pope Francis Was The Most Talked About On Facebook In 2013


Facebook publishes its “Year in Review” around this time of year, and according to the social network, Pope Francis was 2013’s most talked about topic.

Here are the top 10 most talked about topics on Facebook in 2013:

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

The social network also broke down the most talked about topics by country, and here were the top 10 for the United States:

  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

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win helped him skyrocket to number one in the U.K., followed by the passing of Margaret Thatcher:

  1. Andy Murray
  2. Margaret Thatcher
  3. UEFA Champions League Final
  4. Prince George
  5. Sir Alex Ferguson
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. England retains the Ashes in cricket
  8. X-Factor
  9. The “Bedroom Tax”
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

According to Facebook, here were the top 10 life events worldwide for 2013:

  1. Added a relationship, got engaged or got married
  2. Traveled
  3. Moved
  4. Ended a relationship
  5. First met a friend
  6. Added a family member, expecting or had a baby
  7. Got a pet
  8. Lost a loved one
  9. Got a piercing
  10. Quit a habit

Here are just some of the top Facebook check-ins for 2013:

  • Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik
  • Rogers Arena, Vancouver
  • Disneyland, Anaheim
  • Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
  • The O2, London
  • The Golden Temple, India
  • Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo
  • Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Facebook also posted a video of 2013 in review, and you can watch it below.

Kokou Adzo

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