As the year 2016 draws to a close, Facebook released its annual list of most shared and talked about topics on the network. The topics that made this year’s list were measured on how frequently they were mentioned by users in Facebook posts through the year, beginning January 1 and ending on December 8. Before the list was put together, the posts with the most mentions were analysed in an aggregated, anonymised way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook.
Globally, the most talked about topics included the US presidential elections, Brexit, Muhammad Ali and Black Lives Matter. Asian leaders also figured in the list of the most talked about topics in the world, with Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Presidential Election being mentioned worldwide. Here is the full list:
Here is the full list of the top moments on Facebook on a global scale:
Global Top Moments on Facebook
1. US Presidential Election
2. Brazilian Politics
3. Pokemon Go
4. Black Lives Matter
5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
8. Super Bowl
9. David Bowie
10. Muhammad Ali
The most mentioned/talked about topics in India for the year 2016 included Diwali, the Uri terror attack, surgical strikes, Pathankot terror attack, Pokemon Go and the Rio Olympics.Of course, cricket also made it to the list.
Top 10 most talked about topics from India in 2016 on Facebook:
3. Uri attacks and surgical attacks
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie)
5. Hardwell (India Tour)
6. Priyanka Chopra
7. Rio Olympics
8. Pokemon Go
10. iPhone 7 launch
Facebook’s Live video, is a new feature that rolled out more widely for users across the globe. It has become especially popular among Bollywood stars, so it’s not surprising that the top 10 live videos include some of the biggest names in the film industry. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘testing FB live join in’ video was at number three, while ‘Chat live with Sonakshi (Sinha)’ was at number two.
But the number one Facebook Live video was by Ajaz Ahmed, who had posted a ‘Live video’ on a really unique way of writing all the alphabets in the English language. The video has over 9 million views on Facebook, and over 334k shares.
Check out the Facebook Live video below
Facebook also revealed that it is now home to 166 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs), 159 Mobile MAUs, 85 million Daily Active Users (DAUs) and 81 million Mobile DAUs.