Mashable launched Social Media Day way back in 2010 as a way to acknowledge social media's impact on global communication. People share and communicate so much on social media that every day is essentially a Social Media Day. It trended through the day today and across the world. From quirky graphics to quotable quotes, a lot was shared today using this hashtag!
Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra who was accused for alleged dodgy land deals said that he will "always be used for political gains." Vadra said in a Facebook Post that, ''They cannot prove anything without proof n there is nothing there to prove." Not new to public scrutiny, this is not the first time he has trended on Twitter.
Sonu, a 12-year-old boy who was kidnapped from Delhi six years back has been found in Bangladesh and is back to India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that, ''The Indian High Commission in Dhaka took custody of Sonu and sent him back to India'' Twitterati celebrated his return by tweeting about him throughout the day. Ms. Swaraj tweeted her picture with him too.
BSP party was shaken after trusted lieutenant and former minister Mr. R K Chaudhary left the party by accusing BSP chief Mayawati of "auctioning" tickets to contest Assembly polls in UP. At a press conference while announcing his resignation he said that, ''at election time, tickets are allotted to the person who pays the highest amount.'' Later in the day, even #Mayawati started trending.
The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim appreciated the India's developmental efforts under PM Modi. Jim Yong Kim said that, ''the country has emerged as a 'bright spot', as it has pitched for bettering its ranking in the ease of doing business index.'' Though Mr. Kim does not have a Twitter account, but he trended for a long time today.
Money owned by the Indians in Swiss banks has fallen to a record low of about Rs 8,392 crore. This is the lowest amount of funds owned by Indians in Swiss banks ever. Since it is the second straight year of decline, a lot of people tweeted about it.
Twitter's phenomenal metrics
Twitter has 310 million monthly active users, almost the same as the US Population!