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.
Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
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
My apologies to Chiellini: pic.twitter.com/CvfkkjxzlM
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) June 30, 2014
.@luis16suarez It’s all forgotten. I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension.
— Giorgio Chiellini (@chiellini) June 30, 2014
When Pharrell wore a fast-food-logo-lookalike hat
Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs
— Arby’s (@Arbys) January 27, 2014
When the world got an aerial view of #Gaza
My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014
When Maria Sharapova sat behind a fan on the plane
Hey buddy, I’m right behind you… 🙂 pic.twitter.com/deVaMfetzr
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) September 25, 2014