10 most talked about on Facebook in 2013

It wasn't Miley Cyrus or the royal baby.

On Facebook, the most-mentioned topic in

the world this year was Pope Francis,

according to the company. Francis, who

was installed as pope in March, was the

sixth-most-mentioned topic in the United


The pope has sparked attention across the

world, including on social media, for

saying "Who am I to judge?" about gay

priests and, in November, embracing a

disfigured man in St. Peter's Square.

In the United States, the Super Bowl

topped the list for most mentioned person

or event. This year's game saw the

Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco

49ers. The federal government shutdown

in October came in second.

Here are the most-talked-about people

and events in the world in 2013:

1) Pope Francis

2) Election

3) Royal baby

4) Typhoon

5) Harlem Shake

6) Flood

7) Miley Cyrus

8) Boston Marathon

9) Tour de France

10) Nelson Mandela

And here are the most-talked-about

people and events in the United States in


1) Super Bowl

2) Government shutdown

3) Boston Marathon

4) Syria Crisis

5) Harlem Shake

6) Pope Francis

7) George Zimmerman

8) Royal Baby

9) Nelson Mandela

10) Presidential Inauguration


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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