It's the time of year when every social media network is releasing their own "Year in Review." Facebook's includes a list of the most posted about news items and the way that people used Facebook to engage with the global community around events like the U.S. presidential race and the attacks in Paris.
Facebook also created lists of the most mentioned events, entertainers, movie and TV shows, among other things.
No. 1 Entertainer in the world according to Facebook mentions? British hitmaker Ed Sheeran. He rose to fame opening for Taylor Swift who is No. 2 on the list. No. 3 is Kanye West.
Most mentioned TV shows include Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and The Daily Show.
Top 3 most mentioned politicians are Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Dilma Rouseff, the embattled president of Brazil.
The top news event is the race for the U.S. presidency. "People turned to Facebook to talk about the issues, discover news and information, and engage with the politicians vying for the presidency," according to Facebook.
The 2nd biggest story was the November 13th attacks in Paris. "People in Paris used Facebook to let their friends know they were safe, and millions of people around the world made posts or changed their profile photos to stand with France," according to Facebook.
The 3rd biggest story was the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. "People on Facebook have used groups, events and Pages to organize donation drives and offer support for refugees in their own communities," according to Facebook.
According to Kwame Opam on the Verge, "Facebook's review highlights a great deal of human suffering with a few rays of light."
Facebook also creates a personalized "Year in Review" for you here. This review won't include sad memories. According to Engadget, "Facebook messed up its "Year in Review" slideshow programming in 2014. A number of photosets didn't only use images that dredged up painful memories, they also ended with "It's been a great year" regardless of their content. It looks like the social network has taken great care not to repeat the same gaffe, though, since 2015's version can automatically block out certain pictures."