What Twitter can do & how Larry can sound?
The year 2016 was a unique one for social media partisan in India to join the global conversations on Twitter. From celebrations, revolutionary reforms, protests and crisis, all inspired the Indian user to contribute their opinions and experiences.
Here we bring you some exciting twitter stats of 2016 which definitely will leave you amaze. Let’s start with this-
Virat Kohli’s Tweet in support of Anushka Sharma was the Golden Tweet or the most Retweeted Tweet of 2016.
Most Influential Moments:-
Below are the most influential moments on Twitter –
Demonetization: – 650,000 tweets in 24 hours after the announcement.. Astounding!
On March 19th, #INDvPAK trended all day on Twitter in India and globally, and more than 1.1 million Tweets were recorded, the most Tweeted T20 International match ever. Earlier it was 670,000 Tweets for Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.
Top Hashtags on Twitter in 2016:-
Hashtags; the anchor of social media conversation. Sporting events were leading trends this year with seven out of ten top hashtags.
#Rio2016 was the most popular and dominant hashtag this year as the Twitter users from around the world cheered for their countries on Twitter.
Cricket mania took over Twitter as #IndvsPak was the second most popular hashtag in 2016.
Cricket fans does it again and this time for every six and coped together with every wicket by using the #WT20 hashtag.
Cricket again! The #IndvsAus battle at the World T20 Championship. You remember the result, right?
A new dream for new India. Yes it was among the top trends in 2016 #MakeInIndia.
Cricket Rules & why not? India vs West Indies was the penultimate knockout semi-final game in the WT20 tournament.
India clinched the thrilling WT20 match by defeating Bangladesh by 1 run and Twitter reflected the sentiments of this joyous moment.
1.2 billion people stood behind PV Sindhu (@Pvsindhu1) as she set out to compete against world #1 Carolina Mari in the Olympic Badminton Women’s Final. She became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics and Indians took to Twitter to congratulate her.
Debates and discussions ensued on Twitter after the Indian Army carried out a surgical strike against Pakistan on September 29th, following the Uri Attack.
The #JNU hashtag took Twitter by storm as people debated over serious issues such as condemning freedom of speech that this arrest reflected.
Most followers by 2016:-
Narendra Modi @narendramodi –
25.3 Million+ followers on his official Twitter account
Amitabh Bachchan @SrBachchan –
23.8 Million followers on his official Twitter account
Shah Rukh Khan @iamsrk –
22.4 Million followers on his official Twitter account
Salman Khan @BeingSalmanKhan –
20.6 million followers on his official Twitter account
Aamir Khan @aamir_khan –
19.2 million followers on his official Twitter account
Deepika Padukone @deepikapadukone – 16.7 million followers on her official Twitter account
Priyanka Chopra @priyankachopra – 15.7 million followers on her official Twitter account
Hrithik Roshan @iHrithik – 15.5 million followers on his official Twitter account
Akshay Kumar @akshaykumar – 15.3 million followers on his official Twitter account
R. Rahman @arrahman – 12.7 million followers on his official Twitter account
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*Bibliography:-Social Samosa, Google