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Facebook listed the New York Giants as the most popular sport's story trend in the U.S. for 2012. (Facebook) Facebook listed the New York Giants as the most popular sport's story trend in the U.S. for 2012. (Facebook)
Duck Dynasty topped the list of Television trends on Facebook for 2012. (Facebook) Duck Dynasty topped the list of Television trends on Facebook for 2012. (Facebook)
Alabama football player Jesse Williams has the second-ranked Facebook meme for 2012, YOLO, tattooed near his left ear. (abc3340.com) Alabama football player Jesse Williams has the second-ranked Facebook meme for 2012, YOLO, tattooed near his left ear. (abc3340.com)

Social media giant, Facebook, unveiled its lists of trends and stories for 2012, broken down in several different categories.

For the United States, members can see top 10 trends for categories such as sports, books, movies, events, politics, television and others.

The Hunger Games landed the top-spot in the Books and Movies categories. Just ahead of Honey Boo Boo, Duck Dynasty got top-billing for the most popular Television trend, and Barack Obama ranked first in the Politics category.

The New York Giants were by far the biggest story in the Sports category for 2012, finishing well-ahead of the New England Patriots.

"Facebookers" checked in the most at Times Square in New York City, and TBH ("To Be Honest" Top Meme), that shouldn't come as any surprise. YOLO finished second on the Memes list.

The new feature also gives Facebook members a year-in-review glance of their "20 biggest moments" on their personal timelines, highlighting significant events, statuses, photos and more since January 1, 2012.

You can check it out for yourself at facebookstories.com/2012.

Top story/trend in 2012 for some of the categories:

Click on the categories to see the complete list

Sports:  New York Giants

Most Read Book:  The Hunger Games

Most Listened to Song:  We Are Young by Fun

Movie:  The Hunger Games

Television:  Duck Dynasty

Politics:  Barack Obama

Most Check-ins:  Times Square, New York

Technology:  Instagram

Memes:  TBH (To Be Honest)

 

Google and Twitter also released their year-end reports:

Rank Top Searches Top Events Top Images Top Athletes
1. Whitney Houston Hurricane Sandy One Direction Jeremy Lin
2. Gangnam Style Kate Middleton Photos Selena Gomez Michael Phelps
3. Hurricane Sandy Olympics 2012 iPhone 5 Peyton Manning







Rank Top Convo Starters
Top Sports Top Music Top Food Top Countries
1. #nowplaying #nfl rick ross
ihop #syria
2. #oomf #nascar #hiphop
starbucks
china
3. #blessed #mlb trey songz
waffle house
japan








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