1. Facebook's Most Talked About 2013
Facebook is the social media hub people log on to, to check in with their loved ones, keep up with the world and share details of their lives. During this year, the world was mostly concerned with Beyonce at the Superbowl, surprisingly Syria and everyone's favorite (non) twerker, Miley Cyrus. Check out what else you were talking about the most in 2013.
2. Meteor Sighting
There were more than 3,000 sightings of meteors this year. That's roughly 8 meteors a day, everyday this year.
3. James Gandolfini
Known for his role as Tony Soprano, Gandolfini passed away in Italy on a short vacation this summer. Facebook was littered with stories about Gandolfini and RIP tributes. He's also been nominated for a SAG Award posthumously.
4. Miley Cyrus
Miley twerked her way into everyone's Facebook feed by way of a viral video of her dancing in a frog suit and then she continued twerking at the VMA's and pretty much every appearance she's ever made.
5. Kim Kardashian
From giving birth to her and Kanye's West's first child, North West, to getting engaged to Yeezy, Kim's had a big year. Love her or hate her, you can't stop filling your Facebook feed with her.
6. NBA Finals
Chris Bosh's champagne bath anyone? I think beyond the NBA Finals being one of the biggest sports events of the year, Facebook lit up with "Boshing" memes from their champagne celebration.
7. Presidential Inauguration
For the second time in a row, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced into our hearts at the presidential inauguration. Beyonce sang the National Anthem at the ceremony, which is probably the most shared.
8. Nelson Mandela
We were all saddened by the news of Mandela's passing. We were even more hurt when we heard his daughters found out about his passing at 'Long Walk to Freedom.' He will truly be missed, but his legacy lives on.
9. Royal Wedding
We're here for all weddings, even when they're not even in our country. It was reported that about 23 million people tuned in to watch Prince William marry the lovely Princess Kate. It was like watching a fairy tale play out in front of our very eyes.
10. George Zimmerman
We met this loser when we found out about the brutal murder of unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin. He basically got away with murder. After that, he continued to make headlines for domestic violence against his wife, her father and even Zimmerman's new girlfriend. WTF was always the reaction to a new Zimmerman headline. Here's to hoping we never have to hear about him again in 2014.
11. Pope Francis
The Pope started getting a lot more buzz even after he resigned in February. He started talking more about women's leadership within the Catholic church, encouraging the church to be more open about homosexuality and addressing poverty around the world. He's gotten our attention, indeed.
12. Harlem Shake
It's nothing like G. Dep's original Harlem Shake, but this viral sensation took the world by storm. It's such a random display of dancing and ridiculous, we even took part in it. http://bit.ly/1cqg9lu
The war that resulted in protestors fighting back against the Syrian government, villages being bombed, and children being killed was extremely horrific for the civilians and tragic to watch for Americans. It was like a car crash we couldn't stop staring at.
14. Boston Bombing Marathon
The marathon that many people trained for all year turned into one of the saddest ones to remember. We watched as details unfolded about the bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his upbringing, his religious beliefs and why he allegedly planned the bombings in the first place. We're still unconvinced.
15. Government Shutdown
We never thought it would actually happen again (the first time was during that Clinton/Lewinsky thing, you remember), but it turns out the government was shutdown for 16 days. It cost the government a crazy $24 billion and left about 800,000 people out of work.
Beyonce's concert featuring football players was absolutely sensational. No really, no one watched that game. The lights were like, "Nah, we're good," after her performance. Like, she's the Queen. But, in all seriousness, Bey proved to 104 million viewers that she's royalty and a $50 million Pepsi campaign didn't hurt.
17. YOUR Year In Review
You can also look back at your own biggest moments of the year, including life events, highlighted posts and most popular posts. This personalized look back also includes the option to see highlights and popular posts by friends. See your year in review at: https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview
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