Melbourne tops the list for Facebook Places in 2015

but QLD has the most

It’s that time of year again, where all the data we share helps companies like Facebook make top ten lists covering the whole year and the results are in for 2015!

The best list is the one that stirs up the state based rivalry here in Australia.  And this year, Victoria tops the list, but Queensland wins on quantity.

Melbourne’s Crown and MCG are the two most checked-into locations in Australia for 2015, while Sydney’s Darling Harbour, Opera House and Taronga Zoo are 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Here’s the list:

  1. Crown Melbourne
  2. Melbourne Cricket Ground
  3. Darling Harbour
  4. Sydney Opera House
  5. Taronga Zoo
  6. Warner Bros. Movie World
  7. Sea World
  8. Australia Zoo
  9. Melbourne Zoo
  10. Dreamworld Australia

Meanwhile in terms of news and conversation – politics dominated.  With Federal politics taking the top two spots, while the Centenary of Anzac was the third biggest story of the year.

  1. Tony Abbott
  2. Malcolm Turnbull and leadership spill
  3. Anzac Day 100th Anniversary
  4. Bali Nine executions
  5. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
  6. Nepal Earthquakes
  7. November 13 Attacks in Paris
  8. Floyd Mayweather
  9. Fight Against ISIS
  10. Adam Goodes

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Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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