Top 10 Things People Were Talking About On Facebook In 2011

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2011 was an eventful year on Facebook. Many users were quick to update there statuses regarding major developments and events. Some lent their support, others were opinionated about disgust, while the rest paid tribute to the best (heroes). Here is a list of 10 things people were talking about on Facebook in 2011. It expands on an article written by PC Mag on December 7, 2011 on and sites the reasons for the intrigue.


1. The death of Osama bin Laden:

The capture and death of bin Laden sparked great interest on the social network. PC Mag. reports that 10% of Facebook users in the English speaking world posted about the event on May 1, 2011.


2. Green Bay Packers defeating Pittsburg Steelers:

When the Packers won the Superbowl in February of 2011 that created great stir on Facebook. Through the use of memology, PC Mag reported this event as the second most talked about event on Facebook in 2011.


3. Casey Anthony Trial:

Using same method as the other 2, the magazine reported this as the 3rd most talked about story in 2011 on Facebook. Anthony was charged and tried for first degree murder of her 2 year old daughter in 2008; however, was acquitted in the end. She did face a misdemeanor for lying to police.


4. Charlie Sheen:

The whole fiasco with Sheen comes at #4 according to PC Mag. His ramblings, drug addictions and rampage against friends and co-workers, really got people talking. Although, his tour was sold out, they were not as popular as his troubles. Many viewers booed him and left agitated.


5. Steve Jobs death:

Many paid tribute to the co-founder of Apple when he passed away on October 5, 2011. He revolutionized the world of technology and was an inspirational speaker and leader who left a legacy the world still relies heavily on. He was and still is definitely missed.


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