Facebook recently released its Year in Review 2017 that highlights the top moments for this year. It’s been a pretty grim year (on Facebook at least) with many disasters happening across the world, but thankfully, Facebook saw how everyone around the world came together on its network to support one another.
On top of that, as with every year, the social networking company also released personalised Year in Review summary, compiling the top moments for every individual user.
According to Facebook, the top three moments that were discussed globally in 2017 were:
- International Women’s Day: the number one most talked about moment of 2017.
- Super Bowl 51: Facebook had more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform.
- Las Vegas Violence: This tragic incident had people talking about it around the world, with more than 3,300 people offering to help their community through Facebook’s Crisis Response tools.
The top three moments that saw people come to each other’s aid were:
- Earthquake in Mexico: This incident saw the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook for the year, with millions of people marking themselves safe, and others offering to help their community or donating to the cause.
- Hurricane Harvey: People all came together and raised over US$20 million, 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.
Finally, Facebook also highlighted the top events that saw people connecting in person by creating Events on Facebook were:
- Total Solar Eclipse: Facebook brought the world together through more than 20,000 Facebook Events in more than 80 countries.
- Women’s March on DC: This event, which happened early this year, saw over 500,000 people together through the largest Facebook event for a single cause in 2017.
All these seem to be heavily influenced by the U.S., so what about something you can relate to a little better? Check out Facebook’s personalised Year in Review page for your own Year in Review. It gathers the moments from the past year that you’ve shared or been tagged in, and compiles them into a short video. Do proceed with caution though, Facebook still isn’t very good at filtering out bad moments, so do edit your video before you share them.