During this time of the year, over the past few weeks, I’ve been finding some interesting top ten lists for the Thrive blog.  This time, we found some more top ten lists of 2014 for you all to enjoy!  This time, we will take a look at the social media monsters, Facebook and Twitter, as they’ve released their years in review that include elements from top trends, topics, locations, and content.

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Here’s what Facebook has released:

Top Global Topics

  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

Most Talked About US Topics

  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. US midterm elections
  9. Malaysia Airlines
  10. ISIS

Most Checked-Into US Locations

  1. Disney properties
  2. Universal Studios Hollywood
  3. Times Square
  4. Yosemite National Park
  5. Grand Canyon National Park
  6. Yellowstone National Park
  7. Yankee Stadium
  8. Las Vegas Strip
  9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
  10. Madison Square Garden

Most Viewed ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

1. George W. Bush
2. Will Smith
3. Shakira
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. David Beckham
6. Lady Gaga
7. Steve-O
8. Bill Gates
9. Verne Troyer
10. Prince Royce


Now it’s time for Twitter!  Here are some of their highlights:

Most Talked About Global Moments

  • World Cup
  • #BringBackOurGirls (Nigeria kidnapping hashtag)
  • #IndyRef (Scottish referendum on UK Independence hashtag)
  • Hong Kong Protests
  • #BlackLivesMatter (Social support against Ferguson decision hashtag)


 Twitter also created a collection of the most noteworthy Tweets of 2014.  This collection features some of the following content from brands and organizations: 

If you’re interested in all the top moments from these two huge social media giants, then you can check out  Facebook’s Year In Review Twitter’s 2014 Year in Review.

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