The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the Ebola virus was the topic of the most conversation in the U.S., the social network announced in a Newsroom post Tuesday.
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night, 43-8, and four of Facebook’s top five most-buzzed-about moments were also plays by the Seahawks, according to the social network, which added that some 50 million users accounted for more than 185 million Super Bowl-related interactions Sunday.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
When the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers handled the Green Bay Packers this weekend in the second round of the National Football League playoffs, they set the Facebook world abuzz, too. Statistics from CBS Sports and Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) show that the Patriots and 49ers were easily the most-talked-about football teams in the U.S. on the social network this weekend.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
Facebook and Walmart have been in the news this week for comical reasons. Now the heads of the two companies are meeting this week at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., in an effort to bolster their relationship.