The biggest global events of 2

The biggest global events of 2014 (as told by Facebook and Twitter)

What got the world tweeting, commenting, sharing and liking this year?

The biggest global events of 2

Facebook and Twitter have just released their year in review, highlighting top global topics, most checked into locations, most talked about topics and most noteworthy tweets.

Topping the lists this year was the World Cup, Ebola virus outbreak, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges and #BringBackOurGirls.

 Other top global topics included a mix of news, politics and entertainment. The elections in Brazil, Robin Williams’s death, the conflict in Gaza, the two notorious Malaysian Airlines flights losses and the Super Bowl also featured in the top ten. George W. Bush’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was the most viewed on Facebook, followed by Will Smith, Shakira, Mark Wahlberg, David Beckham and Lady Gaga.  


While Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie won the golden tweet award, there were several other noteworthy tweets this year. Here are some of our favourites.

When Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini kissed and made up


 When Pharrell wore a fast-food-logo-lookalike hat
 When the world got an aerial view of #Gaza
 When Maria Sharapova sat behind a fan on the plane

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