Facebook in 2016: U.S. Presidential Election, Chewbacca Mom Rule

The U.S. presidential election was the most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2016, while Candace Payne’s Chewbacca Mom was the most-viewed Facebook Live video for the year.

The U.S. presidential election was the most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2016, while Candace Payne’s Chewbacca Mom was the most-viewed Facebook Live video for the year.

As for individual users, Facebook announced in a Newsroom post that “many people” will begin seeing their personalized Year in Review videos in their News Feeds, or those videos can be accessed by visiting facebook.com/yearinreview2016.

Data analyst Sheida Neman shared Facebook’s top 10 global topics and Facebook Live videos for 2016 in the Newsroom post.

Most-talked-about global topics in 2016:

  1. U.S. presidential election
  2. Brazilian politics
  3. Pokemon Go
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippine presidential election
  6. 2016 Summer Olympic Games
  7. Brexit
  8. Super Bowl 50
  9. David Bowie
  10. Muhammad Ali

And the 10 most-viewed Facebook Live videos for the year (embedded below) were:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. BuzzFeed, countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, people lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, election results
  6. Under the Hood, video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, population count from U.S. to Canada
  8. CNN, election results on Empire State Building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”
  10. Super Deluxe, election map

It's the simple joys in life….

Posted by Candace Payne on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tears for Fears – "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" on hammered dulcimer. Ted Yoder.

Posted by Ted Yoder on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2020 Election Countdown

We're less than 4 years away!!

Posted by BuzzFeed on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas

Posted by Atlanta Buzz on Friday, July 8, 2016

Race to 270! Watch the LIVE electoral map

Race to 270! Watch the electoral map live updates here: https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/1562769657076392/

And for more election night coverage visit http://nbcnews.to/election2016

Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

An All Wood Body Ford Truck Hand-built In A Garage

A crazy cool all wood truck. Now this is what a real woodie is. Not just a little on the side. Please like Under The Hood Show Facebook page while you're here. Thanks!

Posted by Under the Hood Show on Sunday, July 31, 2016

When Donald Trump becomes president, this is what happens…

Posted by Viral Thread on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CNN Election Night in America

We’re projecting (literally) the election results on the Empire State Building. Watch as we light up the New York City skyline with the race to 270, winners of key states and the next US president-elect. #MyVote

Follow all the latest updates here: http://cnn.it/2ejPFPi

Posted by CNN on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Chardonnay Go

Pokemon Go for moms "Chardonnay Go." Come see Dena live in One Funny Mother at New World Stages. #PokemonGo #PokemonGoForMoms #Pokemon #PokemonApp #PokemonGoApp #offbroadway #onefunnymother #chardonnaygo For tickets: www.onefunnymother.com

Posted by Dena Blizzard on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Election Results

Join us LIVE as the polls close and results roll in!

Posted by Super Deluxe on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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