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Facebook's 2017 Year In Review | Facebook Newsroom

Facebook's 2017 Year In Review | Facebook Newsroom

Second, people came together to support one another in times of crisis.

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled its annual Year in Review, which highlights the biggest moments of 2017. Unlike previous years that generated a top 10 list of topics, Facebook divided the 2017 report into three categories for posts, Crisis Response, and events.

To determine its most "talked about" moments of the year, Facebook examined the number of times users employed keywords or status updates related to a moment on a single day throughout the year - and then looked for moments that had significant jumps in discussion from last year to this year.

There were also 180,000 Facebook events created Super Bowl-related and more than 1.1 million clicking "attending".

"This was the No. 1 most talked-about moment in 2017, doubling from past year, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues", the social network said.

While human rights take two of the nine top post types of the year, the topic isn't unique to Facebook.

Finally, people used Facebook to get together in person.

Las Vegas Violence: This tragic incident drove conversation around the world, which in turn motivated more than 3,300 people to offer help to their community through our Crisis Response tools on Facebook.

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The massive September quake in Mexico at fourth spot drove millions of users marked themselves safe, offered aid or donated money to relief efforts on Facebook. This single event, sparked more than 15,000 other local events to be created in different cities across the globe, bringing millions of people together from over 100 different countries for one of the largest global movements in recent history.

Facebook was also a place for raising funds in the wake of these disasters.

- Hurricane Harvey: Facebook said users raised more than $20 million in the biggest fundraising effort for a single crisis this year.

The "One Love" concert supporting the victims of the Manchester bombing was the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017. The broadcast was both the biggest live video and the most-viewed video with views topping 80 million.

Year In Review for Facebook users Starting on Wednesday, 6 December, users may see a personalised video on their News Feed.

Facebook tries to spin it as "highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another", but the list of events makes it clear that the year was just one awful thing after another.

Total Solar Eclipse: This celestial moment in August brought the world together through more than 20,000 Facebook Events in more than 80 countries.