Facebook's 'Year In Review' just summed up how bad 2017 really was

Facebook's 'Year In Review' just summed up how bad 2017 really was

The news comes just as the #MeToo movement and the women who sparked it were named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

The announcement was made as a part of Facebook's Year in Review, which looks at the events and topics that sparked the most social engagement among users.

The moments over the past year that generated the most Facebook discussion was topped off by International Women's Day.

As the world gets its act together to bridge the gender gap and debates women-related issues, International Women's Day was the most-talked about moment in 2017 on Facebook with conversations around the subject doubling from past year. The Women's March also made Twitter's top 10 list of the most used hashtags. In first place was the natural disaster in Mexico, which happened in September and drove the greatest number of Crisis Response interactions this year as millions of people marked themselves safe, offered help, or donated to help recovery efforts.

There were also 180,000 Facebook events created Super Bowl-related and more than 1.1 million clicking "attending". Just head over to facebook.com/yearinreview to access yours. The quake in Mexico was the disaster driving the highest number of interactions within all of the Crisis Response tools, with millions marking themselves safe, donating or offering help.

In second place was Hurricane Harvey, and more than $20 million was raised through Facebook for recovery efforts, which made it the largest fundraising effort for a single crisis this year.

20-year-old Florida man was behind Uber hack
Sources told Reuters that then-CEO Travis Kalanick was aware of the breach and "bug bounty" payment in November of a year ago . Uber hasn't identified the hacker it paid $100,000 to last year, but Reuters reports its a 20-year-old man in Florida.

The One Love Manchester concert, featuring the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and more, was also the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook this year.

The concert was the most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook for the year with over 80 million video views. To identify which topics were unique to 2017, Facebook compared these keywords to the previous year's maximum single-day volume. Facebook also dropped its five percent cut of any donations made on Facebook, giving 100 percent to the organization.

The Year in Review revealed the top three moments that people discussed globally in 2017.

Finally, the Total Solar Eclipse in the United States and the Women's March on Washington D.C. were the top two ways in which people connected outside of Facebook by creating offline events.

Year In Review for Facebook users Starting on Wednesday, 6 December, users may see a personalised video on their News Feed.

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