What did Facebook users say in 2009?


Facebook revealed top status updates for 2009. “Facebook Applications” tops the list, meaning that the Facebookers keep sharing what applications they used on their status updates, although it’s automatically noticed to their networks. Others top keywords were coming from the actual news and events.

Status updates on Facebook help people understand their friends and the people around them–how they’re feeling, what they’re doing and what they’re thinking. In the United States alone, people on Facebook are sharing hundreds of millions of words every day, thousands per second, in status updates. When taken as a whole, these words offer a unique barometer into the issues, world events and thoughts that are connecting people.

In the tradition of year-end lists, we’re introducing Facebook Memology. “Memology” refers to the study of how “memes,” or new ideas and trends, are spreading on Facebook. For this year’s list, the Facebook Data Team mapped the top trending words and phrases in U.S. status updates for 2009.


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