As I predicted earlier this month, everyone is pumping out data from the what happened this year. Last week, I shared with you some of Twitter’s most tweeted words. Now this week, Facebook has decided to share some of the most talked about topics through status updates.
“Status updates on Facebook help people understand their friends and the people around them–how they’re feeling, what they’re doing and what they’re thinking,” says Facebook’s Lars Backstrom in a Facebook statement. “In the United States alone, people on Facebook are sharing hundreds of millions of words every day, thousands per second, in status updates. When taken as a whole, these words offer a unique barometer into the issues, world events and thoughts that are connecting people.” (more…)