Facebook 's Top 25 Most Checked-In Places for 2013
Facebook just released its 2013 Trends report, and the big winner is Disney.
The map of most checked-into destinations for 25 countries shows that the theme park empire holds the number one spot in an impressive four countries: Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland.
The California park's ranking increased a slot since 2012, overtaking Times Square to become the most checked-in locale in the US.
In countries without a Disney contender, Facebook users checked in most at public squares (Taksim Square, Istanbul; Piazza San Marco, Venice), upscale shopping centers (Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires; Ikeja City Mall, Lagos), and big arenas (The 02, London).
And while many Facebookers spent the year talking about the Harlem Shake or grumpy cats, it turns out that more people spent 2013 posting about travel. After wedding or engagement announcements, travel was the most discussed life event for global users.
(A side note: Poles talked about Miley Cyrus more than Americans did.)
Peter Schlesinger is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure, and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can follow him on Twitter at @pschles08.