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What were the most talked-about topics on Facebook in 2014?

Facebook released its list of most talked-about topics by users around the globe on Tuesday.

What topped the list? The World Cup.

Here's the top 10 global topics of the year.

  1. World Cup
  2. Ebola virus outbreak
  3. Elections in Brazil
  4. Robin Williams
  5. Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Conflict in Gaza
  7. Malaysia Airlines
  8. Super Bowl
  9. Michael Brown/Ferguson
  10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Facebook also released its list of top games of the year. (And, of course, no list would be complete without Kim Kardashian.)

  1. Cookie Jam
  2. Bubble Witch 2 Saga
  3. Candy Crush Soda Saga
  4. Klondike
  5. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  6. Old Vegas Slots
  7. League of Angels
  8. Hero Defense
  9. SuperCity
  10. Sparta: War of Empires

Facebook games partnership chief Dan Morris said: "Games are hugely important to Facebook."

"There are hundreds of millions of people playing a game on the Facebook platform or playing a mobile game through the Facebook app. We continue to invest on both sides of that equation."

Facebook and the developers get revenue largely from in-app game purchases, and to a lesser degree from advertising.

The social networking giant also released a list of the Top 10 most talked-about places in Singapore.

  1. Universal Studios Singapore
  2. Marina Bay Sands
  3. Gardens by the Bay
  4. Sentosa Island
  5. Singapore Zoo
  6. Resorts World at Sentosa
  7. S.E.A. Aquarium, Marine Life Park
  8. Merlion Park
  9. Singapore Flyer
  10. Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Sources: Facebook, AFP

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