Ebola, Beyonce, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Robin Williams & More! These Were the Most Popular Topics on Facebook in 2014


With so many hot topics this year, you had to have wondered which ones really got the world buzzing. Don’t bother thinking back, Facebook has done all the math in their Year in Review report.

It turns out the major clickers for the world included the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which garnered about an astounding 17 Million videos which were viewed more than 10 billion times by more than 440 million people, and many sporting events like the World Cup, Premier League and Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Unfortunately there were no nude Kim Kardashian-West photos.

In tragic news, the death of Robin Williams and the Ebola outbreak made the list. And surprise, surprise, the most talked about game was Bubble Witch 2 Saga, with Candy Crush and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood racking up millions of players in a few weeks.

See excerpts of the list below;

Top Global Topics of 2014

– World Cup
– Ebola virus outbreak
– Elections in Brazil
– Robin Williams


– Ice Bucket Challenge
– Conflict in Gaza
– Malaysia Airlines
– Super Bowl
– Michael Brown/Ferguson
– Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Talked-About Topics in the US

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– Ebola virus outbreak
– Ice Bucket Challenge
– Robin Williams
– Super Bowl
– Michael Brown/Ferguson
– World Cup
– Conflict in Gaza
– US midterm elections
– Malaysia Airlines

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the US


– Beyoncé
– Pharrell Williams
– Nicki Minaj
– Taylor Swift
– Jimmy Fallon
– Iggy Azalea
– Katy Perry
– Pitbull
– John Legend
– Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV Shows in the US

– Game of Thrones
– Orange is the New Black
– The Walking Dead
– The Big Bang Theory
– Downton Abbey
– American Horror Story
– Sons of Anarchy
– True Detective
– How I Met Your Mother
– Scandal

Most Viewed Ice Bucket Challenge Videos in the US


– George W. Bush
– Will Smith
– Shakira
– Mark Wahlberg
– David Beckham
– Lady Gaga
– Steve-O
– Bill Gates
– Verne J Troyer
– Prince Royce

Most Talked-About Movies in the US


– Frozen
– Guardians of the Galaxy
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
– Maleficent
– The Lego Movie
– The Fault in Our Stars
– Transformers: Age of Extinction
– Gone Girl
– The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
– The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the US


– Happy – Pharrell
– All of Me – John Legend
– Stay with Me – Sam Smith
– Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
– Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
– Drunk in Love – Beyoncé featuring JAY Z
– Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
– Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
– Rude – Magic!
– Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

To see more from the list, visit www.newsroom.fb.com

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