World Cup Was the Biggest Thing on Facebook in 2014

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It's that time of the year again – the time for year-in-review updates. Facebook is early to the party, and has already announced the most-discussed topics of the year.

With its massive global reach, it should come as no surprise that the World Cup in Brazil was the most popular topic of conversation on Facebook in 2014.

Not only that, but it was the biggest event in the history of Facebook.

The rest of Facebook's list of most-discussed subject of 2014 reads like a recap of the global zeitgeist –

  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

When you just look at conversation in the US, the World Cup falls to #6 and is replaced at the top by Ebola. The Ice Bucket Challenge comes in at #2. If you're curious as to whom – of the seemingly endless celebrity ice bucket challenges – was the most-watched, well, that title goes to a former President:

If you use Facebook as a jump of points for social games, you'll be interested to know that matching game Cookie Jam was also named Facebook Game-of-the-Year.

Facebook has prepared a slick-looking site to chronicle its 2014 year-in review, and you can check it out here.

2014 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo.

Image via Facebook

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf