World Cup, Ebola among biggest Facebook topics of 2014

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The most talked about topic on Facebook in 2014? The World Cup, which was also a major success for advertisers. The Ebola virus, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan donated to fight, was the second-most popular topic on Facebook this year.

Here’s a look at the most talked about topics around the world on Facebook in 2014:

  1. World Cup
  2. Ebola virus outbreak
  3. Elections in Brazil
  4. Robin Williams
  5. Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Conflict in Gaza
  7. Malaysia Airlines
  8. Super Bowl
  9. Michael Brown/Ferguson
  10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Wondering what the top games of 2014 were? We’ve got you covered.

Here’s a consortium of lists relevant to Facebook activity in the U.S.:

Most Talked-About Topics in the US

  1. Ebola virus outbreak
  2. Ice Bucket Challenge
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Michael Brown/Ferguson
  6. World Cup
  7. Conflict in Gaza
  8. US midterm elections
  9. Malaysia Airlines
  10. ISIS

Most Checked-Into Places in the US

  1. Disney properties
  2. Universal Studios Hollywood
  3. Times Square
  4. Yosemite National Park
  5. Grand Canyon National Park
  6. Yellowstone National Park
  7. Yankee Stadium
  8. Las Vegas Strip
  9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
  10. Madison Square Garden

Most Talked-About Athletes in the US

  1. LeBron James
  2. Derek Jeter
  3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  4. Lionel Messi
  5. Peyton Manning
  6. Carmelo Anthony
  7. Tim Howard
  8. Luis Suarez
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo
  10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the US

  1. Beyoncé
  2. Pharrell Williams
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Jimmy Fallon
  6. Iggy Azalea
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Pitbull
  9. John Legend
  10. Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV Shows in the US

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Orange is the New Black
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. The Big Bang Theory
  5. Downton Abbey
  6. American Horror Story
  7. Sons of Anarchy
  8. True Detective
  9. How I Met Your Mother
  10. Scandal

Most Talked-About Movies in the US

  1. Frozen
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  4. Maleficent
  5. The Lego Movie
  6. The Fault in Our Stars
  7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  8. Gone Girl
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  10. The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the US

  1. Happy – Pharrell
  2. All of Me – John Legend
  3. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
  4. Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  5. Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
  6. Drunk in Love – Beyoncé featuring JAY Z
  7. Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
  8. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  9. Rude – Magic!
  10. Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX