2013 according to YouTube, Facebook & Twitter

18 Dec

Although we haven’t quite made it to Christmas yet, the social networks have already gone out with their 2013 round-ups – and they’re as interesting and enjoyable as ever.

Let’s start with YouTube. As you’d expect, it’s filled with the most popular virals and songs of the year – from Blurred Lines to yelling goats – but it’s also an endless stream of internet celebrities too. As an Englishman, a few did go over my head, but there’s so many you’re bound to get a few.

Facebook next, which kicks off with the line “2013 – We came, we twerked, we conquered – #YOLO”. Although after the cat beards and red wedding reactions, they take a more serious approach, looking at the tragic events and those that passed across the year. However, the mood’s then lifted with quite a touching ending – which probably makes this my favourite out of the three.

Additionally, <a href=”http://www.facebookstories.com/2013/en-en&#8221; target=”_blank”>on facebook’s dedicated site</a>, you can also look at topics such as “top check-ins”, “top life events” and “most talked about” – where Pope Francis comes out on top worldwide. As well as this, there’s the opportunity to look at your 2013 round-up too; which may just be pictures of you shouting into a camera in a pub, but it’s all memories, right?

Finally, if plenty of information is what you’re after, check out <a href=”https://2013.twitter.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>twitter’s microsite</a>. Here you can break down the entire year through categories, or month, showcasing the sheer volume of data at the social network’s fingertips. Although, for me, the best part is <a href=”https://2013.twitter.com/#bbc-breaking-news-2013-in-tweets&#8221; target=”_blank”>BBC Breaking News’s: 2013 in tweets</a> – featuring what is still my <a href=” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24964100&#8243; target=”_blank”>favourite news story of the year</a>.

So happy 2013 everyone – here’s to another year!

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