Saturday, December 15, 2012

Year in Review: Top Facebook Trends of 2012

Year 2012 is almost ready to welcome the 2013 which is just days away, disregarding the 21 December prophecies predicted by the Chinese Mayans.

Analaysts and reviewers all over the world have already started to sum up various facets of the current year, while forecasting what lies ahead in the coming year. 

Facebook has been the most liked social media of all as its viewres grew manifold from what the numbers were at the start of 2012 almost a year ago.

A came across such an analysis about the trends that topped Facebook during year 2012 based on the data released by Facebook. The trends that topped all others have been the songs, books and movies.

The top songs that topped the Facebook were Payphone by Maroon 5 and What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction. Taking the bronze badge for 2012 is Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, followed by Somebody I Used To Know by Gotye. Finally, Facebook’s top played song is the song heard covered by Glee and in the occasional Apple keynote presentation.


As for the books, starting from the lower shade, we have Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; the first of the seven-book series, this is the book that started an international phenomenon leading to eight very popular movies, loads of merchandise, and it’s own section in Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. Fifty Shades of Grey takes the next spot on the list; this Twilight fan-fiction series spread like wildfire and is now rumored to have a movie in the works. Lastly, taking all three top spots for top books read by Facebook users is the entire Hunger Games trilogy. Suzanne Collins definitely did something right when creating these futuristic, coming-of-age, revolution stories, and the series has certainly aided in reviving archery among the younger generation. With one movie out and two more soon to follow, the Hunger Games has earned it’s place at the top spot of this list.

And lastly as for the movies, the Twilight Saga made it to #5 on the top movie list, followed by The Vow and Magic Mike. For 2nd place, it was the most anticipated movie of the year for those who saw both Iron Man movies, Thor, and Captain America and stayed long enough to see a scene with Samuel L. Jackson showing up to hint about the Avengers movie. Millions of Marvel fans filled theater seats to see one of the most dynamic super groups battle intergalactic gods and bad dudes, briefly making The Avengers on of the top grossing movies of all time. Topping this list, just like that of literary trends for 2012, is The Hunger Games movie.

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