Facebook reviews 2014: Robin Williams, Tony Abbott and Malaysia Airlines

Robin Williams, Tony Abbott and Malaysia Airlines were the most talked about topics on Facebook in 2014, while more people checked in to Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Cricket Ground than anywhere else in Australia.


Facebook has compiled its top 10s of 2014 – Australia’s most talked-about topics and most checked-into places.

The social network anonymously aggregated Facebook posts, creating the lists by analysing how frequently a topic was mentioned between January and December 2014.


Top 10 topics on Facebook in 2014


Top 10 places on Facebook in 2014


Here’s a video summing up 2014 on Facebook:

2014 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo.


Globally, the top 10 topics of 2014 were:

  1. World Cup,
  2. Ebola virus outbreak,
  3. elections in Brazil,
  4. Robin Williams,
  5. Ice Bucket Challenge,
  6. conflict in Gaza,
  7. Malaysia Airlines,
  8. Super Bowl,
  9. Michael Brown/Ferguson, and
  10. Sochi Winter Olympics.


Michelle Herbison
BY Michelle Herbison ON 10 December 2014
Assistant editor, Marketing Magazine.