Facebook released its Year end trends, called "Facebook Memology". The results reflect the highs and lows of world events that started a global conversation, new uses of language online and the sharing of popular culture between friends.
"We analyzed status updates across 236 countries. We computed the rate at which each phrase occurred in 2010 and compared that to 2009, looking for ones that had increased by both a large percentage and a large volume (view last year's list). All personally identifiable information was removed from the status updates to conduct this analysis.
When the words and phrases we analyzed related to each other, we grouped them into categories for the global list that follows," stated Facebook.
Here're the top ten:
- World Cup
- Movies: "Toy Story 3," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "Inception," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Iron Man 2" were the five most discussed (in that order).
- iPad and iPhone 4
- Justin Bieber
- Games on Facebook: biggest trending phrase was "barn raising." This started when FarmVille launched a barn-raising feature in January. FrontierVille, launched in June, also grew in mentions.