Individuals came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world. The Year in Review revealed the top three moments that people discussed globally in 2017. They are:
- International Women's Day – This was the number one most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing, and posting in celebration of women and related issues;
- Super Bowl 51 – Individuals around the world turned to their News Feeds to cheer for their favourite teams, celebrate with Lady Gaga, and debate the top TV ads, with more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform; and
- Las Vegas Violence – This incident drove conversation from around the world, which, in turn, motivated more than 3 300 people to offer Community Help through Crisis Response on Facebook.
The top three moments where Facebook saw people come to each other's aid were:
- Earthquake in Mexico – The response to this natural disaster in late September drove the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook, with millions of people marking themselves safe, offering help to their community, or donating to the cause;
- Hurricane Harvey – In late August, the community aimed to help those in need and raised more than $20-million, in the biggest fundraising effort for a single crisis in 2017 on Facebook; and
- 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.
The top two ways people connected through these offline moments were:
- Total Solar Eclipse – This celestial moment in August brought the world together through more than 20,000 Facebook Events in more than 80 countries; and
- 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.
Year In Review for Facebook users
Starting on Wednesday, 6 December, users may see a personalised video on their News Feed. This video includes moments from the past year that they shared or been tagged in, and compiles them in a short video that can be edited and shared. Users can access their video here
The top moments of this year’s Year In Review were determined by gathering a list of the top keywords by volume mentioned in a single day on Facebook between Sunday, 1 January and Wednesday, 1 November. To identify which topics were unique to 2017, Facebook compared these keywords to the previous year’s maximum single-day volume.
This means that keywords like Mother’s Day and Halloween, which typically represent the top moments every year, do not repeatedly appear at the top of the list.