Twitter India releases 2018's Biggest Moments in India on Twitter
The year 2018 has surely been a roller-coaster ride, and because we live in the world of social media, people have connected, debated, learned and had conversations on Twitter. The platform has seen the best and the worst of 2018. Compiling all, the official handle of Twitter India released #ThisHappened: 2018's Biggest Moments in India on Twitter yesterday. Let's take a look.
'Twitter reflects on the year 2018 for India'
Most Retweeted Tweet: Sunil Chhetri's appeal to football fans
Footballer Sunil Chhetri weaved magic this year even on Twitter. The Indian football team skipper's request to football fans to fill the stadium during the International Cup 2018 match of India against Kenya is the Most Retweeted Tweet of the year from India. The video tweet has been retweeted almost 60,000 times following which all 7,000 tickets at Mumbai Football Arena were sold out.
Virat Kohli's karwachauth tweet is the Most Liked Tweet
This was the first karwachauth for actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli. On this occasion, Kohli posted a romantic and warm photo showing the moon-struck pair on a roof just below the moon, which literally has won hearts on Twitter. No wonder Virat's tweet had garnered around 216,000 likes and has emerged as the Most Liked Tweet of 2018 in India.
Read 2018's Top 10 Hashtags in India
South cinema dominates the list of Top 10 Hashtags
Hashtags are the key to engage with the latest trends on Twitter. In Twitter's Top 10 Hashtags, regional entertainment conversations about South Indian movies like #Sarkar, #Viswasam, #BharatAneNenu, and TV show #BigBossTelugu2 saw massive engagement among Twitter users. Sarkar, directed by AR Murugadoss, took the cake here as the politically underlined movie got the audience expressing their opinions on the microblogging site.
Top 10 Most Influential Moments include #MeToo, #DeepVeer, #KeralaFloods
This year, Twitter also saw huge engagement of users debating, ranting about many ground-breaking and influential incidents of 2018. Sarkar also topped on Twitter's Top 10 Most Influential Moments. Others include the #MeToo movement, which had women making startling revelations of sexual harassment towards them by many powerful men in media and politics. #DeepVeer, #KeralaFloods and issues like #Aadhaar filled the rest.
Arvind Kejriwal at 5 in Most Talked About Indian Accounts
Modi's is the Most Talked About Indian Accounts
Twitter is also one of the best platforms for politicians and celebrities to reach out to people. Unsurprisingly, PM Narendra Modi has topped Twitter's Most Talked About Indian Accounts this year. In the backdrop of state elections, other political leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah also made it to the list. Entertainment completed the rest with accounts of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahesh Babu.