Travel most popular topic on Facebook

2012-08-15 09:12

Do you consider the thought of trekking up to Macho Picchu more fulfilling than the thought of tying the knot and having babies?

If so, you're right on par with most other Facebook users. 

The social network has launched a new page which each month aggregates shared stories connected by a different theme.

The latest topic on Facebook Stories is "Remembering" and according to CNNGo more than 200,000 major life events on user timelines have been compiled into a report called Sharing Life's Major Moments.

The report ranks the types of stories people most often share on Facebook.

The result? A large part of Facebook's success can be explained by travel -- more precisely, by showing off vacation photos.

Travel stories take up 42 percent of the list's major moments.

Moving follows distantly (18 percent). Then comes relationship status updates.

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