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What got discussed the most on Facebook in 2014?


Facebook has released the figures of the most-talked about topics in 2014. Worldwide topics – the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament and the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa – occupied the top two spots. But No. 3 was the presidential election in Brazil, according to Facebook.

The tragic death of Robin Williams on August 11 came in 4th most discussed topic on the list, that have got its 1.3 billion users talking on the social network.

IT’S been a year of massive events, the social media platform, too, had an eventful 2014.

The company founded in a Harvard dorm room turned ten this year, “and that’s clearly a really big deal,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer said.

Beyoncé led the list of most-discussed entertainers in the U.S., followed by Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.  India’s general election was the hottest topic in that nation, Facebook said, with the Indian Premier League of cricket second.

Here are the lists of most-discussed topics, people and entertainment on Faceboook for the year:

Top Global Topics of 2014

1. World Cup
2. Ebola virus outbreak
3. Elections in Brazil
4. Robin Williams
5. Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Conflict in Gaza
7. Malaysia Airlines
8. Super Bowl
9. Michael Brown/Ferguson
10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Other lists include top athletes, entertainers, TV shows, films, songs for the US.

Most Talked-About Movies in the U.S.

1. “Frozen”
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy”
3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
4. “Maleficent”
5. “The Lego Movie”
6. “The Fault in Our Stars”
7. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
8. “Gone Girl”
9. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″
10. “The Purge: Anarchy”

Most Talked-About TV Shows in the U.S.

1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “Orange Is the New Black”
3. “The Walking Dead”
4. “The Big Bang Theory”
5. “Downton Abbey”
6. “American Horror Story”
7. “Sons of Anarchy”
8. “True Detective”
9. “How I Met Your Mother”
10. “Scandal”

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the U.S.

1. Beyoncé
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
8. Pitbull
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About Topics in the U.S.

1. Ebola virus outbreak
2. Ice Bucket Challenge
3. Robin Williams
4. Super Bowl
5. Michael Brown/Ferguson
6. World Cup
7. Israel-Gaza conflict
8. U.S. midterm elections
9. Malaysia Airlines
10. ISIS

Most Checked-Into Places in the U.S.

1. Disney parks including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
3. Times Square
4. Yosemite National Park
5. Grand Canyon National Park
6. Yellowstone National Park
7. Yankee Stadium
8. Las Vegas Strip
9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
10. Madison Square Garden

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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