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Facebook releases list of 2014 popular topics

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Facebook has released its list of the most popular topics talked about in 2014 on the social media site. The list is considered a snapshot of what people are talking about around the world.

Check out the top 5:
5.  ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – people around the world joined in a movement to raise awareness and money for ALS, a neurodegenerative disease. People challenged their friends to pour ice water on their heads for the cause.

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4. Robin Williams – the famous actor and entertainer died in August.

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3. Elections in Brazil – the presidential election in Brazil was one of the most talked about and hotly debated in the country's history.

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2. Ebola outbreak – the outbreak was the most widespread Ebola outbreak in history and it claimed the lives of thousands of people.

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1. 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil – The World Cup had more people talking than any other event in Facebook history! More than 350 million people had some part in 3 billion interactions about the tournament!

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To see the full top 10, click here.
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