Whether it’s a celebrity, political event, scandal or an attack that starts conversations, Facebook and Twitter normally become the hub of developing news stories where people give their opinions and decide which events and conversations will be the talk of the day.
Facebook just released it’s top 10 list of Most Discussed Topics for 2015 and the results are surprising. In most of the previous years pop culture made up much of the list and “events” being discussed weren’t really events. In 2013, Miley Cyrus, the Super Bowl and the arrival of the Royal baby were trending but now, it seems, the population has started to wake up. People have actually started paying attention to, and discussing, the important events and situations impacting our Country, and our world.
2015 Top 10 List 2014 Top 10 List
2016 United States presidential election World Cup
The Nov. 13 attacks in Paris Ebola virus outbreak
Syrian war and refugee crisis Elections in Brazil
Nepal earthquakes Robin Williams
Greek debt crisis Ice bucket challenge
Marriage equality Conflict in Gaza
Fight against the Islamic State group Malaysia Airlines
Charlie Hebdo attack Super Bowl
Baltimore protests Michael Brown/Ferguson
Charleston shooting/Confederate flag Sochi Winter Olympics
Quite a change from 2014 to 2015 isn’t there?