Facebook's top moments of 2017

Doris Richards
December 7, 2017

Facebook may be social media, but in 2017, the network was also a place for support.

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled its annual Year in Review, which highlights the biggest moments of 2017.

People came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world.

There's no doubt that 2017 was a roller coaster of a year, and Facebook says its users generated the most chatter about International Women's Day, Super Bowl 51 and the Las Vegas mass shooting while also coming together to give back in times of crisis.

There were also 180,000 Facebook events created Super Bowl-related and more than 1.1 million clicking "attending".

While human rights take two of the nine top post types of the year, the topic isn't unique to Facebook.

People used online tools and got together IRL (in real life!).


The Las Vegas shooting was another big conversation topic, with Facebook claiming it 'motivated more than 3,300 people to offer Community Help through Crisis Response on Facebook'. This single event, sparked more than 15,000 other local events to be created in different cities across the globe, bringing millions of people together from over 100 different countries for one of the largest global movements in recent history. SEE ALSO: Instagram's most-liked posts, most-followed celebrities from 2017But it was the September quake in Mexico drove the most Crisis Response interaction.

During 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. The concert was the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017 that generated over 80 million views and raised more than $450,000. The broadcast was both the biggest live video and the most-viewed video with views topping 80 million.

"You made 414 new Facebook friends in 2017". Disaster Maps launched over the summer to help organizations like the Red Cross and UNICEF identify what is needed and where.

While the marches in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and NY were the most attended according to Facebook, users in other cities created an additional 15,000 local events that reached users in 100 different countries.

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.

- The Women's March on Washington: It was the largest Facebook event for a single cause.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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