Here's the top Facebook moment of 2017

Joann Johnston
December 7, 2017

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 past year.

Facebook has revealed that International Women's Day 2017 was the most talked-about moment on the social media site this year.

- Super Bowl 51: The social network said there were more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform.

Second, people came together to support one another in times of crisis.

"The Las Vegas violence motivated more than 3,300 people to offer community help through "Crisis Response" on Facebook", Naomi Gleit, Facebook Social Good Vice President said. And, unsurprisingly, majority are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: The year 2017 was pretty bad.

Facebook has released its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on the platform to support one another.

The massive September quake in Mexico drove the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook of the year, with millions of users to mark themselves safe, offer aid, or donate money to relief efforts on Facebook.

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Terror-struck One Love Manchester concert by singer Ariana Grande was the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017.

The Women's March on Washington in January brought together half a million users who RSVP'd to the Facebook event, making it the year's largest event for a single cause.

The announcement was made as a part of Facebook's Year in Review, which looks at the events and topics that sparked the most social engagement among users. Starting Wednesday, you may see a personalised video in your News Feed. 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. To select its top "moments", the site first looked at data from January 1 to November 1, 2017, to determine the moments with the highest volume of keywords on any single day, and then among those, selected the ones that saw high increases from last year to this year.

It's worth noting that unlike previous Year in Review rankings, this year's rankings didn't consider the cumulative discussion of topics over the whole year, but rather those most talked about on a single day.

This means that keywords such as 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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