Facebook Memology 2011: Death of Osama Bin Laden, Megan Fox, Ims, Harry Potter, Rihan'

Following the release of a list of the 'Top 40 Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011,' the social networking gian has released a Facebook Memology 2011."With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world's triumphs and tragedies spreads fast. Memology takes the pulse of this global community […]

Facebook Memology 2011Following the release of a list of the 'Top 40 Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011,' the social networking gian has released a Facebook Memology 2011.

"With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world's triumphs and tragedies spreads fast. Memology takes the pulse of this global community by comparing this year's status updates to last year's, unearthing the most popular topics and cultural trends - or memes - emerging on Facebook. Whether it's hmu, lms or tbh, each year brings a new set of three letter acronyms that go viral," blogged Facebook.

The year's biggest sports event came in February, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV. Charlie Sheen captured people's attention in March, when his trademark "winning," "tiger blood" and "goddesses" memes took off.

The marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William dominated the conversation in April, with mentions of the phrase "Royal Wedding" shooting up nearly 600-fold in the days running up to their wedding day.

On May 1, almost 10 percent of all status updates in English mentioned news of the death of Osama bin Laden.

The year was also marked by outpourings of sadness and memories after the deaths of Amy Winehouse in July and Steve Jobs in October.

Facebook Memology 2011

Top Ten Global Topics on Facebook

Facebook Memology 2011: Top 10 Global Topics

Top 10 Status Trends in US

Top Ten Status Trens of U.S: Facebook Memology 2011

Fastest growing Pages and most popular media in 2011

Actors & TV Personalities

Top Ten Actors: Facebook Memology 2011

  1. Megan Fox
  2. Vin Diesel
  3. Adam Sandler
  4. Selena Gomez
  5. Will Smith
  6. Taylor Lautner
  7. Jackie Chan
  8. Ashley Tisdale
  9. DJ Pauly D
  10. Kim Kardashian

Movies

Top Ten Movies: Facebook Memology 2011

TV Shows

Top Ten TV Show: Facebook Memology 2011

Fictional Characters

Top Ten Fictional Characters: Facebook Memology 2011

Musicians

Top Ten Musicians: Facebook Memology 2011

  1. Rihanna
  2. Bob Marley
  3. Avril Lavigne
  4. David Guetta
  5. Enrique Iglesias
  6. Usher
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Metallica
  9. Green Day
  10. Black Eyed Peas

Most Listened to songs

  1. We Found Love - Rihanna and Calvin Harris
  2. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  3. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  4. Titanium - David Guetta and Sia
  5. First of the Year - Skrillex
  6. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex
  7. Without You - David Guetta and Usher
  8. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine
  9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
  10. Someone Like You - Adele

Athletes

Top Ten Athletes: Facebook Memology 2011

  1. Leo Messi
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. John Cena
  4. Ricardo Kaka
  5. David Beckham
  6. Michael Jordan
  7. Sachin Tendulkar
  8. Andres Iniesta
  9. Kobe Bryant
  10. Cesc Fabregas

Sports Teams

Tops Ten Sports Teams: Facebook Memology 2011

News Outlets

Top 10 News Outlets: Facebook Memology 2011

To see memes for countries around the world, along with top trending musicians, actors and songs on Facebook, check out the special tab on the Facebook Page.