Facebook's 2017 Year in Review highlights the some of top ways people came together on Facebook in 2017. As could be expected, Facebook users reacted and talked about some of the important moments and events that happened around the world.
The 2017 Facebook Year In Review was determined by gathering a list of the top keywords by volume mentioned in a single day on Facebook between 1 January 2017 and 1 November 2017.
Facebook's 2017 Year in Review.
The top three moments that Facebook users discussed globally in 2017 were:
International Women's Day: This was the #1 most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues.
Super Bowl 51: Fans around the world turned to their News Feeds to cheer for their favourite teams, celebrate with Lady Gaga and debate the top TV ads, with more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform.
Las Vegas Violence: This tragic incident drove conversation from around the world, which in turn motivated more than 3,300 people to offer Community Help through Crisis Response on Facebook.
There were also moments where Facebook users supported one another in times of crisis, namely:
Earthquake in Mexico: The response to this crisis in late September drove the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook of the year, with millions of people marking themselves safe, offering help to their community or donating to the cause.
Hurricane Harvey: In late August, the community rallied to help those in need by raising more than $20 million, in the biggest fundraising effort for a single crisis in 2017 on Facebook.
One Love Manchester: The most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017, this benefit concert generated over 80 million views and raised more than $450,000 for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.
To identify which topics were unique to 2017, Facebook 2016’s maximum single-day volume. This means that keywords like Mother’s Day and Halloween, which typically represent the top moments every year, do not repeatedly appear at the top of the list.