Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

Today, we remember what was on our minds in 2016 and the moments we shared together.

Posted by Facebook on Thursday, 8 December 2016

Music: Leon Bridges “River” Video: Facebook

Facebook has recently published the most talked about global topics for this year. Their methodology for the top 10 moments of this year were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016.With all the hype around it, no surprise that the US Presidential Election was Number 1!

Here is the Top 10 list:

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. Brazilian Politics
  3. Pokemon Go
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
  6. Olympics
  7. Brexit
  8. Super Bowl
  9. David Bowie
  10. Muhammad Ali

Also for the first time, Facebook is sharing its list of the Top 10 Global Facebook Live Videos, which was measured by total cumulative views. Number 1 on the list was Candace “Chewbacca Mom” Payne, who racked up 162 million views laughing, while wearing a Chewbacca mask on Facebook Live.

Image: Candace Payne Live Screenshot/Facebook

Here is Facebook Live list below:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, Election results
  6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”
  10. Super Deluxe, Election map

For your own review of the year, Facebook will send everyone a personalized “meaningful moments from 2016” in their News Feed this month, which you can edit and share with family and friends. You can also access your video by visiting facebook.com/yearinreview2016.


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