Facebook publishes 2017 Year in Review recapping major events on social media

Facebook publishes 2017 Year in Review recapping major events on social media

Facebook publishes 2017 Year in Review recapping major events on social media

The Facebook Year in Review 2017 video also highlighted the top two offline moments that involved using the social network to create events.

Facebook has released its global Year in Review 2017 list on Wednesday, revealing the Most-Talked About Moment of the outgoing year 2017.

This year's event saw more than 165 million people generate more than 430 million interactions around the world, with the US, Brazil, India, Mexico and Argentina driving the conversations and making up 50 per cent of the total posts. Unlike previous years that generated a top 10 list of topics, Facebook divided the 2017 report into three categories for posts, Crisis Response, and events.

One Love Manchester - The most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017, this benefit concert generated over 80 million views and raised more than $450 000 for those affected by the Manchester terror attack. Just head over to facebook.com/yearinreview to access yours. In first place was the quake in Mexico, which happened in September and drove the greatest number of Crisis Response interactions this year as millions of people marked themselves safe, offered help, or donated to help recovery efforts. Facebook said the event had more than 3,300 people offering to help with those tools. According to the social network, millions of users marked themselves safe, offered aid or donated money to relief efforts.

Facebook was also a place for raising funds in the wake of these disasters.

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 broadcast was both the biggest live video and the most-viewed video with views topping 80 million.

"You made 414 new Facebook friends in 2017". Facebook also dropped its five percent cut of any donations made on Facebook, giving 100 percent to the organization.

Facebook tries to spin it as "highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another", but the list of events makes it clear that the year was just one awful thing after another.

Facebook is also rolling out personal "Year in Review" videos for users starting today.

Women's March on DC - On 21 January The Women's March on DC brought over 500,000 people together on and offline as the largest Facebook event for a single cause in 2017.

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