Twitter And Facebook Launch Their 2014 “Year In Review” With Top Content, Trends & More

The most popular trends and top content from 2014 have been released by both Facebook and Twitter.

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‘Tis the season of 2014 recaps and best-of lists. Social giants Twitter and Facebook have both released their year in review that include elements from top trends, topics, locations and content. Here’s a look at what each network saw in 2014, starting with Facebook and then Twitter.



Here are the top updates, trends and locations on Facebook in 2014:

Top Global Topics

  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

Most Talked About US Topics

  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 US Locations

  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 Viewed ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

1. George W. Bush

2. Will Smith
3. Shakira
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. David Beckham
6. Lady Gaga
7. Steve-O
8. Bill Gates
9. Verne Troyer
10. Prince Royce




Using the site, Twitter has released their top moments and perspectives of 2014 that can be juxtaposed with previous years. Here are some highlights:

The Golden Tweet (Most Retweeted)

Most Talked About Global Moments

      • World Cup



    • #BringBackOurGirls (Nigeria kidnapping hashtag)



    • #IndyRef (Scottish referendum on UK Independence hashtag)



    • Hong Kong Protests



    • #BlackLivesMatter (Social support against Ferguson decision hashtag)



Most Noteworthy Tweets of 2014

Twitter also created a collection of the most noteworthy Tweets of 2014. That featured the following content from brands/organizations:

To see all of the top moments from both Twitter and Facebook check out both Facebook’s Year In Review Twitter’s 2014 Year in Review.

Opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author and not necessarily MarTech. Staff authors are listed here.

About the author

Greg Finn
Greg Finn is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that provides world-class social media and search marketing services and web & application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 10+ years and specializes in Digital Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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