Madeline Wade is seen on September 1, 2014 doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
JMA/Star Max—GC Images
By Laura Stampler
December 9, 2014

Facebook isn’t just a place to congratulate your friends for getting to “marry my best friend!! OMG #BLESSED!!!” anymore. The social network also serves as a platform to talk about actual news topics, ranging from ISIS to Ebola.

So as 2014 comes to a close, the social network analyzed what people were talking about most over the last year.

Here’s a list of what American’s posted about in 2014. Only one topic was more discussed than the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

  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. U.S. midterm elections
  9. Malaysia Airlines
  10. ISIS

The viral fundraising campaign was a little lower on the list when Facebook analyzed the topics that were discussed the most on a larger scale. Here’s the top global topics of 2014:

  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

You can see the rest of Facebook’s year in review here.

Read next: Facebook Just Took a Huge Shot at Google


You May Like