Twitter, world’s most popular microblogging portal has just revealed their biggest moments of 2018. This list is keenly awaited by social media users, as it tells us about India’s mood and aspirations; interests and passions.
India’s most popular football star Sunil Chhetri’s ardent plea to support football in India has been declared as the popular tweet or the Golden Tweet of 2018.
Whereas South Indian movies, and the revolutionary #MeToo hashtag dominated most of the conversations on Twitter.
PM Modi has been declared as the most talked about India on Twitter.
Here are the major highlights:
Most Talked About Indian: PM Modi
PM Modi, who will fight Congress in next year’s General Election 2019, has found some support on Twitter.
In the list of most talked about Indians, PM Modi is ranked #1, as tweets mentioning him were shared all through the year, more than any other India.
Here is PM Modi’s most retweeted tweet, shared on the death of late PM Atal Bihari Bajpayee:
Rahul Gandhi is at #2, which set the stage for an interesting fight in the elections.
Newly elected UP CM Yogi Adityanath has entered the top 10 ranking, and placed at #4, just after Senior BJP leader Amit Shah, who is often called as the kingmaker.
Shahrukh Khan is the only Bollywood superstar in the list.
Golden Tweet: Sunil Chhetri
In June, Sunil Chhetri asked everyone to come and watch India play Intercontinental Cup 2018, and this emotional pitch generated an avalanche of retweets and likes.
Here is the Tweet with 59,800+ retweets and 1.37 lakh likes:
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen. pic.twitter.com/fcOA3qPH8i
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 2, 2018
Most Liked Tweet: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma married this year, and flooded our hearts with love and affection. Their first Karwachaudh, an important festival for wives and husbands in North India was celebrated with Twitter, and Kohli’s tweet expressing his love for Anushka melted one and all.
With 2.15 lakh likes, this become India’s most liked Tweet in 2018:
My life. My universe. ?? Karvachauth ?? @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/a2v18dh8rH
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2018
South Indian Movies Dominate Conversations
When it comes to conversations and hashtags, then the surprise winner is South Indian movies.
In the top 10 list of most popular hashtags, 7 belong to South Indian movies:
#Sarkar, #Viswasam, #BharatAneNenu, #AravindhaSametha, #Rangasthalam, #Kaala and TV show #BiggBossTelugu2.
#MeToo and #IPL2018 were the other major hashtags which feature in the top 10
Most Influential Moments: Regional Cinema, Kerala Floods
In the most influential moments ranking, once again South India cinema dominated the headlines, as more and more people talked about topics such as movie Sarkar, actor Vijay.
#DeepVeer, which was related to the marriage of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma was the other most influential moment.
In News and Politics segment, Kerala Floods, #MeToo movement, Karnataka elections and Aadhaar debate were the main conversation points.
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