Facebook's top topics for 2011: TOWIE more talked about than Gaddafi, Bin Laden deaths in UK

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facebook-2011-trends.pngFacebook have revealed the most often-discussed topics on their social network for 2011.

Ranking topics based on the amount of times they appeared in status updates across the year, the top global lists are a mixture of major news events and entertainment highlights.

Unsurprisingly, the death of Osama Bin Laden was the most mentioned in statuses across the globe, followed by the Packers win at the Super Bowl, showing the heavy numbers of US users of Zuckerberg’s social network.

The rest of the top ten is rounded out with Casey Anthony being found not guilty in 3rd, Charlie Sheen’s crazed antics in 4th, the passing of Apple co-founder Steve jobs in 5th, the Royal Wedding in 6th, the death of Amy Winehouse in 7th, console shooter Modern warfare 3 in 8th, Libyan military operations in 9th and the effects of Hurricane Irene in 10th.

So what were the UK’s specific hottest topics of the year? Showing just how classy us Brits are, we found the onscreen exploits of TOWIE (reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex, sitting in 3rd place on the list) more worthy of discussion on Facebook than the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi (positioned at 5th and 6th place respectively).

The rest of the UK’s top 3 status trends for 2011 finds the Royal Wedding in pole position, and the UK riots in second. The death of Amy Winehouse was the 4th most discussed status trend in the UK, while gaming behemoth Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was also popular in the UK, sitting in 9th position.

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Gerald Lynch
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