Facebook's 2017 'Year in Review' Highlights Most Talked-About Moments of the Year

Facebook's Year In Review

This year, International Women's Day ― which people around the world celebrate each March 8 ― was marked by notable activism in the United States, with the "Day Without A Woman" strike rallying thousands in cities from NY to Alaska in the name of social justice.

As the world gets its act together to bridge the gender gap and debate women-related issues, the International Women's Day was the most-talked about moment in 2017 on Facebook with conversations around the subject doubling from previous year.

But Vegas wasn't the only time people reached out on social media to help one another, with the quake in Mexico, Hurricane Harvey and One Love Manchester making up the top three moments people came together in times of crisis.

Crisis Response feature and the Facebook Donate button were used to bring people together with causes in 2017.

- Super Bowl 51: The social network said there were more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform. Facebook says 3,300 people offered assistance through Facebook's Crisis Response tool after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October, the network's third largest world event. 2017 was a hard year with natural disasters and violence around the world, but it was inspiring to see people help each other when they needed it most.

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King County also ranks third in the number of unsheltered homeless - people living in vehicles, tents and on local streets. Communities in California, Oregon and Washington have seen homeless encampments appear near freeways and rivers.

The massive September natural disaster in Mexico at fourth spot drove millions of users marked themselves safe, offered aid or donated money to relief efforts on Facebook.

Hurricane Harvey: In late August, the community rallied to help those in need by raising more than $20 million in the biggest fundraising effort for a single crisis in 2017 on Facebook. Over 165 million people worldwide discussed the topic on Facebook, and more than 200 countries celebrated the day ― from Dia Internacional da Mulher in Brazil to Journée Internationale des Femmes in France.

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. 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.

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.

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