Universal Studios most checked-in destination in Singapore in 2014: Facebook

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) was the most popular destination in Singapore in 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Universal Studios Singapore (USS) was the most popular destination in Singapore in 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Universal Studios Singapore (USS) was the most popular destination in Singapore in 2014, going by Facebook's analysis.

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Based on how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January and December 2014, the social media site released its "Year in Review" on Dec 9. USS came in first, followed by Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay.

To put the list together, Facebook posts were aggregated and analysed then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook.

Facebook said that the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil drove more conversation than any other event in Facebook history. The Ebola virus outbreak came next in the list, and elections in Brazil came in third.

While Candy Crush Soda Saga seemed to have been all the rage in Singapore in 2014, it was not the top game in the world. Cookie Jam, similar in sweetness to Candy Crush, took its place. Cookie Jam is a race against time to crunch cookies before they crumble. The game allows players to concoct mouthwatering cookie combinations.

In the United States where Facebook is based, Frozen was the most talked-about movie, followed by Guardians Of The Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For television shows, Game Of Thrones, which is also popular in Singapore, took top place.

Facebook even had a category on the most-viewed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. The challenge, which started in July, was aimed at raising awareness and funds for the debilitating disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

It required those who were nominated through social media, mostly Facebook, to film the pouring of a bucket of ice and water on themselves. They then had to state their names, say who challenged them and nominate three others. They also had to say if they would be donating money.

The most-viewed video was the one of former American president George W. Bush. The videos by celebrities Will Smith and Shakira were also viewed widely.

 

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Here are the complete lists: Facebook's Year in Review

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