Facebook and Instagram offered a broad look at this year’s trending stories, places and events.
According to Facebook, Pope Francis was the most talked about topic around the world, while Instagram proved New York is the city that never sleeps, winning the No. 1 spot for most Instagrammed city of the year.
Facebook 2013 Year in Review
For its year-end wrap up, Facebook says Pope Francis showed up in more posts than any other topic:
Facebook’s Most Talked about Topics from Around the World:
Tour de France
The site offered a number of trending lists for 2013, including its:
Top Life Events – More people added a relationship, got engaged or got married.
Top Check-Ins Around the World – Disneyland was the big winner here, with Disney parks in France, China, Japan, and the US winning the top check-in locations for those countries.
Most Talked about Topics in the US – Superbowl led this list, followed by Government Shutdown, Boston Marathon, Syria Crisis and Harlem Shake.
Instagram 2013 Year in Review
On Instagram, New York City was the most Instagrammed city of 2013, followed by Bangkok, Thailand and Los Angeles.
Three of the top ten most photographed locations of 2013 were all located in New York City with Times Square, Central Park and The High Line each making the list.