Facebook’s most-discussed topics in South Africa

Facebook has published its year in review for 2016, detailing the top moments and trends people shared and talked about.

Facebook also revealed the global list of top 10 live videos streamed on the platform and summarised the top 5 South African moments that were discussed on its platform.

Facebook said the top 10 moments were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts between 1 January and 27 November.

Mentions were analysed in an aggregated, anonymised way, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year.

Most-discussed topics

  1. US Elections
  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

Top 5 moments discussed on Facebook in SA

  1. South African municipal elections 2016
  2. Olympics
  3. US Elections
  4. Zuma
  5. Fees Must Fall

Facebook’s top 10 global Live videos

  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

Users can also see a personalised video in their News Feed of their meaningful moments from 2016 – access your video by visiting facebook.com/yearinreview2016.

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