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Facebook reveals top status updates of 2011

Facebook has revealed the top trends for the social networking site this year, with a mix of news, sport and a little bit of tech making the top ten.

Facebook’s Memology 2011 has been tracking what people use their status updates to say, and have compiled a rundown of the top topics we have been talking about.

Globally, the death of Osama Bin Laden was the top topic on the social networking site this year, which also made the top 5 in the UK chart.

The USA’s influence on Facebook was clear to see, with the Super Bowl the second highest trending topic this year.

Royal Wedding

Top of people’s minds in the UK was, of course, the Royal Wedding. This came top of the UK chart, and was 6th in the global ranking. Makes you feel proud to be British.

Other top status updates in the UK included the death of Amy Winehouse and the riots in autumn. On a slightly more depressing note, The Only Way Is Essex was the third most popular topic this year.

But that wasn’t the only entry into the top ten for the orange-faced cringe fest that is TOWIE – Joey Essex’s baffling catchphrase ‘reem’ rounded off the top ten.

The only tech-related stories that made it into the top ten were Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The Apple visionary’s passing was number five in the global chart, with Modern warfare 3 making an appearance in 8th place.

The new Call of Duty game also made the UK chart, coming in 9th place, as people presumably vented their excitement before the release and their disappointment once they’d played it.

In terms of music, Rihanna continued her worldwide dominance to grab the top spot as most popular artist of 2011. But fans of music fear not. The reggae legend Bob Marley was a close second.