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Facebook in 2012: A year of 'Hunger Games' and 'Duck Dynasty', TBH


Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in THE HUNGER GAMES.

To be honest ("TBH"), you may be so busy having a real life that you might have missed Facebook's most-discussed trends and stories of the year. Fear not, because here they are: The list includes "The Hunger Games" as the most mentioned movie; "Duck Dynasty" as the most talked-about TV show (not the rich quacks on the other "Dynasty," from the 1980s); and the meme with the most mentions: TBH.

Below is Facebook's 2012 trend lists, and it's an interesting commentary on what we spent the year babbling about, especially when it comes to TV, from guilty pleasures like "Honey Boo Boo" to higher-minded fare like "Downton Abbey."

If you want to see the what trended from your year of postings, Facebook says you can. By going to Facebook.com/YearinReview, you can see the "20 biggest moments from your own year, including life events, highlighted posts and your most popular stories."

But before you check out your own little corner, here's a look at the whole world, as seen through Facebook's lens:

Movies (mentions)

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Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson poses for a portrait in her home in McIntyre, Ga.

1. "The Hunger Games"
2. "The Avengers"
3. "Magic Mike"
4. "The Vow"
5. "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"

TV shows (mentions):

1. "Duck Dynasty"
2. "Honey Boo Boo"
3. "Big Bang Theory"
4. "Game of Thrones"
5. "Downton Abbey"

Books (app reads):
1. "The Hunger Games" ("The Hunger Games," #1) — Suzanne Collins
2. "Catching Fire" ("The Hunger Games," #2) — Suzanne Collins
3. "Mockingjay ("The Hunger Games," #3) — Suzanne Collins
4. "Fifty Shades of Grey" ("Fifty Shades," #1) — E.L. James
5. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ("Harry Potter," #1) — J.K. Rowling

Songs (app listens):

1. "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monáe — Fun 
2. "Somebody That I Used To Know" — Gotye   
3. "Call Me Maybe" — Carly Rae Jepsen 
4. "What Makes You Beautiful" — One Direction
5. "Payphone" — Maroon 5     

Public figures (mentions):
1. Barack Obama
2. Mitt Romney
3. One Direction
4. Tim Tebow
5. Eli and Peyton Manning

Memes (mentions):

1. TBH (To Be Honest)
2. YOLO (You Only Live Once)
4. One-word Comment

And, of course, the year would not be complete without this meme from the most-watched YouTube video, not just of the year, but ever:

5. Gangnam Style

You can see all of Facebook's 2012 trend lists here to see "2012 Trends: US," as well as worldwide trends.

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