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Facebook looks back at 2012

21 Dec 2012

Facebook has taken a look back at the people, moments and things that created the most buzz in 2012, among the billion people currently active on the social networking site.

Labelled Facebook's Year in Review, the social media giant has assembled a series of trend lists, chronicling the top events, the most popular public figures, the most listened to songs on Facebook and more.

2012 Trends:

Events:

US Presidential Election Superbowl XLVI Death of Whitney Houston Superstorm Sandy London 2012 Olympics Death of Trayvon Martin Facebook IPO Aurora Shootings Death of Dick Clark Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage

Technology:

Instagram Timeline Pinterest Draw Something iPhone 5 Kindle Fire SOPA News Feed Siri SongPop

Songs:

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - Fun Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction Payphone – Maroon 5 Mercy – Kanye West Some Nights - Fun Home – Phillip Phillips Boyfriend – Justin Bieber Take Care (feat. Rihanna) – Drake

Movies:

The Hunger Games The Avengers Magic Mike The Vow Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 21 Jump Street The Dark Knight Rises Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Skyfall Prometheus

Sports:

NY Giants New England Patriots Tim Tebow London 2012 Olympics OKC (Oklahoma City Thunder) Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Eli and Peyton Manning Jeremy Lin Los Angeles Clippers

Memes:

TBH (to be honest) YOLO (you only live once) KONY One-word Comment Gangnam Style Cinnamon Challenge Cray SMH (shake my head) Big Bird Linsanity

Additionally, you can access your own Year in Review on timeline by going to Facebook.com/yearinreview, where you can see the 20 biggest moments from your own year, including life events, highlighted posts and your most popular stories.

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