Most talked about in 2012 according to Facebook

The most discussed in 2012 according to Facebook, since very soon 2012 is coming to an end and the time begins when it is necessary to look back and sum up the results of the past year. The famous social network Facebook has compiled its own rating of the most cited events among users from different countries.

South American users are provided with a detailed overview from Facebook, and residents from Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, France, India and Russia can see the rating only in an incomplete version.

For any of these countries, statistics have been compiled for upcoming criteria: "Most discussed in 2012", "Most fashionable songs on the web" and "Most frequently visited places."

So, most of all the minds of Russian Facebook users in the past year were occupied by President Vladimir Putin. In second place are the members of the infamous punk band Pussy Riot. Closes the top three famous topics - the presidential elections of the Russian Federation, which took place on March 4, 2012. It is impossible not to note the optimism of the inhabitants of Russia: the theme of the end of the world was placed only in sixth place, in such a way, the Russian Football Championship and the Russian actress Faina Ranevskaya. At the back of the rating - "socialite" Ksenia Sobchak, biographical film-drama "Vysotsky. Thank you for being alive ”and the manager of the anti-corruption project“ RosPil ”Alexei Navalny, informs Facebook.

As for the musical passions of 2012, the top three leaders included Selena Gomez & The Scene with the song "Love you like a love song", Grigory Leps performing "The Best Day", and Djigan with Julia Savicheva "Let Go". Nyusha's songs, occupying the top lines of many charts, in the Facebook trends were able to win only the fourth and sixth places - these are the compositions "Above" and "Remembrance", respectively. Between them - the group "Kino" with the song "We are waiting for changes." Even more rarely, Russians listened to Loreen's Euphoria, Elena Vaenga's Smoke, Eminem feat Rihanna's Love the way you lie and Nirvana's Smells like teen spirit.

In addition, the social network Facebook has prepared the top 10 places where users check-in most often. The list includes Moscow places of rest. So, in the first place, the TsPKiO im. Gorky, on the second - the club "Propaganda", closes the top three cinema "October". The Moscow Kremlin, which is in seventh place, is also on the list. In front of him are the Strelka bar, the Shop & Bar Denis Simachev club and the Manon cafe. The least visited restaurants were the Swan Lake restaurant chain, the Roof of the World club and the Uilliam's restaurant, which took eighth, ninth and tenth places, respectively.

For American Facebook users, the main event of 2012 was the US presidential election. In second place - the final game for the title of champion of the National Football League. Whitney Houston's death closes the top three, reports RBC.

The most visited places were Times Square in New York and California Disneyland, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney became popular politicians.

In terms of technical and Internet innovations, the greatest interest was aroused by the Instagram photo sharing service, which Facebook bought for a billion dollars, as well as the introduction to the Timeline website interface (a technology for displaying posts on Facebook).

Summing up the outgoing year has become a popular activity among Internet companies. Previously, a selection of the brightest events of 2012 were published by Google, Twitter and Yandex.