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Australia’s Facebook Snapshot for 2017

International Women’s Day has taken out top spot as the most talked-about topic on Facebook in Australia for 2017.

About 15 million users of the social network logged on this year, according to Mia Garlick, Director of Policy for Australia & New Zealand.

Conversations by and about women on the social network eclipsed discussion over same-sex marriage in Australia, with The Woman’s March even making Facebook’s top ten global list, as well as the #metoo movement.

Coming in second was the race that stops the nation, but it didn’t stop us from searching, posting and talking the hell out of the Melbourne Cup.

“Placing third was same-sex marriage, as people from across the country shared opinions from both sides of the debate,” Ms Garlick said in a statement.

 “The fourth most discussed topic was Qantas, with the flying kangaroo sharing some big announcements, including the Dreamliner, as well as becoming an often-cited example about the role of corporate Australia in the same-sex marriage debate.”

Rounding out the top five was the death of Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell.

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TOP MOMENTS ON FACEBOOK IN AUSTRALIA IN 2017:

1. International Women's Day

2. Melbourne Cup

3. Same-sex marriage decision

4. Qantas

5. Death of US musician Chris Cornell

6. Attorney-General George Brandis

7. Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor boxing match

8. Death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington

9. Roger Federer

10. Manchester attack

MOST STREAMED ARTISTS ON SPOTIFY IN AUSTRALIA IN 2017

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Drake

3. Kendrick Lamar

4. The Chainsmokers

5. The Weeknd

MOST STREAMED TRACKS ON SPOTIFY IN AUSTRALIA IN 2017

1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

2. Despacito - Remix - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

3. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar

4. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

5. I'm the One - DJ Khaled

TOP TRENDING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE IN AUSTRALIA IN 2017

1. Superwog Series Pilot

2. If Superwog was a Teacher

3. "INAUGURATION DAY" - A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump's Inauguration

4. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #11

5. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect

6. Border Security (Superwog)

7. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

8. history of the entire world, i guess

9. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2017

10. Content Cop - Jake Paul

- with AAP

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