It's no secret that with a depressing or great moment in time, users flock to Facebook to share their grief, joy or opinion. The social network is out with the most talked about topics on its pages during 2013 by UK and US users, giving interesting insight into our daily conversations.
In the UK, Andy Murray’s grand-slam victory at Wimbledon in July drove more conversation on the buzzing social network than any other event during the year.
Following was talk of the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in April, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund contesting the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium in May, and inevitably, The Duchess of Cambridge giving birth to Prince George in July.
US users found the Super Bowl, Government shutdown, Boston Marathon bombing, Syria crisis, and oh, the Harlem Shake, as their most talked-about topics. Rounding out the list at number 12 and 13 were Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, respectively.
The newly elected Pope Francis, election events around the world, Royal Baby, typhoon, Margaret Thatcher, Harlem Shake, and Miley Cyrus, proved to be the most talked about topics worldwide during the year.
The O2 in London and Disneyland in Anaheim, California are where Facebook users most shared their travels during the year.
Facebook has released a series of infographics highlighting the year's stats. It also offers the option for individual users to create their own years in review, which highlight some of your biggest posts from the year at the Year In Review page on Facebook.