Modern Warfare 3 is Facebook's 8th biggest topic in 2011

Bigger than Hurricane Irene, but not as big as Charlie Sheen

Modern Warfare 3 is the eighth most popular global topic on Facebook in 2011.


The social networking service says it took the pulse of its 800 million strong global community to unearth the most popular topics and cultural trends. It then compiled a top ten list, which you can see below.

As Facebook pointed out, "Modern Warfare 3 was the big event of November". The game broke movie box office, book and game sales records for worldwide sell-through in dollars, grossing $775 million globally in its first five days of availability.

According to Facebook's rankings, it was bigger than military operations beginning in Libya and Hurricane Irene, but not as big as Osama Bin Laden's death or the Super Bowl.

Top 10 global topics

  1. The death of Osama Bin Laden
  2. Packers win the Super Bowl
  3. Casey Anthony found not guilty
  4. Charlie Sheen
  5. The death of Steve Jobs
  6. The Royal Wedding
  7. Death of Amy Winehouse
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Military operations begin in Libya
  10. Hurricane Irene

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