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2016's top moments on Facebook

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MUMBAI: Each year, Facebook reviews the moments, events and trends that people shared and talked most about. Today, we’re excited to share those top moments from 2016. The top moments represents most talked about, shared and discussed topics that dominated the year that went by.

The methodology to determine the top trenders is simple. The top 10 moments of this year's Year in Review were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between 1 January and 27 November, 2016. To put this list together, mentions were analyzed in an aggregated, 'anonymised' way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook. The top 10 Live videos were measured by total cumulative views.

While across the world, US Presidential Election, Brazil’s politics and Pokemon Go ruled conversations, in India, things were mostly festive this year with the top trending topic in the country being ‘Diwali’ followed by what Indian follow religiously ‘Cricket’. Uri Attacks and surgical strikes were the third most talked about topic on FB, given its grave significance, in the backdrop of the current nationalistic wave. Here is the full list.

Top 10 most talked about topics from India in 2016 on Facebook:

1. Diwali
2. Cricket
3. Uri attacks and surgical attacks
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie)
5. Hardwell (India Tour)
6. Priyanka Chopra
7. Rio Olympics
8. Pokemon Go
9. Pathankot
10. iPhone 7 launch

Global Top Moments on Facebook

1. US Presidential Election
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

This year was also the first time Facebook had introduced its live video options, and thus the top live videos warrant its own list.

Top 10 live videos on Facebook from India:

https://www.facebook.com/ajaz.qamer/videos/1769859169954467/
https://www.facebook.com/sonakshisinhaofficial/videos/10154155457904701/
https://www.facebook.com/AmitabhBachchan/videos/1440239589343159/
https://www.facebook.com/IamSRK/videos/1660059270686996/
https://www.facebook.com/aajtak/videos/10154902993692580/
https://www.facebook.com/KajolDevgan/videos/1756974501230484/
https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodTabloidOfficial/videos/1183974758358529/
https://www.facebook.com/aajtak/videos/10154980331897580/
https://www.facebook.com/AAPkaArvind/videos/1129804343783728/
https://www.facebook.com/AjayDevgn/videos/1067612059943103/

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

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