Facebook reveals Most-Talked About Moment of 2017

Joanna Estrada
December 7, 2017

Facebook also revealed a number of other events that had the world talking, listing the rest in no particular order.

International Women's Day: This was the number one most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from a year ago, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues. For Facebook users, this day generated the most discussion in 2017.

The attention on the site surrounding the March 8 event had doubled since previous year, Facebook reported, adding that it saw 'people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues'. On Wednesday, December 6, Time Magazine named "The Silence Breakers" using #metoo to speak out against sexual harassment as its 2017 Person of the Year.

The Las Vegas shooting was another big conversation topic, with Facebook claiming it 'motivated more than 3,300 people to offer Community Help through Crisis Response on Facebook'.

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

Natural disasters and tragedies were also among Facebook's most discussed topics of 2017.

The massive September quake in Mexico drove the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook of the year, with millions of users to mark themselves safe, offer aid, or donate money to relief efforts on Facebook.

In second place was Hurricane Harvey, and more than $20 million was raised through Facebook for recovery efforts, which made it the largest 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 concert was the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook for the year with over 80 million video views. Your Facebook Year in Review 2017 video will include friends you made this year, posts that you either created or were tagged in, popular photos and other things you did on the social network.

Facebook has released its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on the platform to support one another.

The total solar eclipse in August brought the world together through more than 20,000 Facebook Events in more than 80 countries.

You may also have started seeing your friends' Facebook Year in Review 2017 videos appear recently.

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