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The most viral content of 2013 on Facebook

Nelson Mandela Stamp
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The large social networking platform, Facebook, had plenty of memorable moments or events that went viral in 2013. A new infographic published Monday by Visual.ly revealed what was the most viral content in the United States.

Social media marketing in 2013 had a solid year and continual growth with users flooding the networks. Twitter joined Facebook a year later by having its own Initial Public Offering (IPO) and avoided the mistakes that occurred during Mark Zuckerberg's embarrassing overvalued stock offer.

The infographic took a snapshot of the ten events that included the following:

  • Super Bowl
  • Government Shutdown
  • Boston Marathon
  • Syria Crisis
  • Harlem Shake
  • Pope Francis
  • George Zimmerman
  • Royal Baby
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Presidential Inauguration

These topics were pretty influential on this platform and other social channels had their own conversations about them. What is clear social media has become sort of the standard of communication thanks to the ongoing innovation with smartphones and tablet devices. Look for more sophistication along with new players rolling into the social networking sphere.

Nelson Mandela Stamp
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Nelson Mandela Stamp

'Cancelled Stamp From South Africa Featuring The Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Nelson R. Mandela'. The famous philanthropist, revolutionary, and ex-president of South Africa died on Dec. 5, 2013.

Boston Bombing Newspaper Headline Collage
Boston Bombing Newspaper Headline Collage Sherwin McGehee via Getty Images

Boston Bombing Newspaper Headline Collage

"A grungy, grainy black and white collage made up of newspaper clippings pertaining to topic of the deadly Boston Marathon Bombings from April 2013."

On April 15, 2013 3 people died and 264 others were injured as a result of two pressure cooker bombs. 

 

Pedigree Pug wearing a crown against white
Pedigree Pug wearing a crown against white Andrew Bret Wallis via Getty Images

Pedigree Pug wearing a crown against white

"Designer dog and pampered pooch. On July 22, 2013 the heir-Prince George Alexander Louis, of the British thrown was born becoming one of the most talked news on social media platform Facebook. 

USA Thumbs Down Flag
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USA Thumbs Down Flag

"USA thumbs down flag concept for politics or government shut down. EPS 10 file. Transparency effects used on highlight elements."

One of the first unprecedented government shutdowns that nearly reached a first-ever default by the United States thanks to failed negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. 

Football Stadium
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Football Stadium

"Detailed football stadium background with space for copy. EPS 10 file. Transparency used on highlight elements."

Last year's Super Bowl featured a memorable game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.