Twitter releases its 2014 #YearOnTwitter in India

Twitter highlights its most memorable tweets of 2014 from India.

Published Date
10 - Dec - 2014
| Last Updated
15 - Dec - 2014
 
Twitter releases its 2014 #YearOnTwitter in India

Twitter has released the list of its most memorable tweets of 2014 from the 500 tweets per day that are see on the micro blogging site. The 'Golden Tweet' that is the most retweeted Tweet ever for 2014 was Prime Minister Narendra Modi election-winning Tweet in India.

The Tweet that created the biggest spike in conversation including Rohit Sharma smashing the world record for the highest individual ODI cricket score of 264 on November 13th versus Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the Top 10 moments, three are related to cricket including the Indian Premier League.

Apart from Narendra Modi, the top 10 most followed Indian Twitter accounts are dominated by Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.

The top 10 most retweeted Tweets of India include Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) at the number two spot. Actor Rajinikanth’s tweet is sixth on the list for the year. The veteran actor got over 200,000 followers in the first 24 hours and now over 1.1 million in total, due to his many fans in the country. His arrival on Twitter was the second largest peak in Twitter conversation of the year.

ISRO's Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) is also among the top 10 Tweets as it made its historic journey to reach Mars. In sports Sachin Tendulkar’s (@sachin_rt) Tweet, his touching tribute to the fallen Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes is also among the top tweets of this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on 16th May was retweeted 70000 times on the micro blogging site and was given the Golden Tweet honor in India. Globally the 'Golden tweet' honor went to @TheEllenShow's selfie from the March Oscars telecast.

Top 10 Peaks in Twitter Conversation among Indians

RANK

DATE

MOMENT

1.

13 Nov 2014

Rohit Sharma scores 264 runs vs Sri Lanka. He claimed the record for the world's highest ever ODI score by an individual

2.

4 May 2014

Rajinikanth joins Twitter with a message of thanks to his legion of fans and has over 200,000 followers within the first two days

3.

22 April 2014

PM candidate Narendra Modi refrains his supporters from making irresponsible statements during the election campaign

4.

2 May 2014

The 2014 season of the Pepsi IPL returns to India

5.

3 May 2014

Narendra Modi gives an interview for a Hindi News channel leading to a big debate on Freedom of Press

6.

23 April 2014

Kejriwal files nomination papers from Varanasi as Shazia Ilmi stokes controversy over communal comment

7.

23 Oct 2014

India celebrates Diwali

8.

21 May 2014

Arvind Kejriwal arrested for protesting on the streets of Delhi

9.

2 July 2014

Outrage over tennis star Maria Sharapova claiming she does not know who cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is

10.

11 April 2014

SP leader Abu Azmi’s rakes up controversy by claiming there should be punishment involved women in rape cases

Top 20 Most Retweeted Tweets from Indian Twitter accounts 

  1. @narendramodi, 70,515 RTs:https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/467192528878329856

  2. @beingsalmankhan,51,981 RTs: https://twitter.com/BeingSalmanKhan/status/478131192273719296

  3. @VEERIAN, 30,853 RTs: https://twitter.com/VEERIAN/status/485442656156127232

  4. @taran_adarsh, 24,657 RTs: https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/statuses/444166921882062848

  5. @beingsalmankhan, 18,374 RTs: https://twitter.com/BeingSalmanKhan/statuses/444806659467005952

  6. @superstarrajini, 14,979 RTs: https://twitter.com/superstarrajini/status/463263835227684864

  7. @atulreellife, 13,161 RTs: https://twitter.com/atulreellife/status/442721711343939584

  8. @VEERIAN, 12,789 RTs: https://twitter.com/VEERIAN/status/485453501565136896

  9. @MarsOrbiter, 12,495 RTs: https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514618412417302528

  10. @MarsOrbiter, 12,488 RTs: https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514603320137097216

  11. @superstarrajini, 12,391 RTs: https://twitter.com/superstarrajini/status/467231560899362816

  12. @narendramodi, 12,370 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/467213500767404032

  13. @SonyMusicIn, 11,440 RTs: https://twitter.com/SonyMusicIn/status/463932527137157121

  14. @deepikapadukone, 11,323RTs:  https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/status/533575410705911809

  15. @sonakshisinha, 10,020 RTs: https://twitter.com/sonakshisinha/status/532760682945466368

  16. @deepikapadukone, 9,363 RTs: https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/status/511070655442219008

  17. @deepikapadukone, 9,334 RTs: https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/status/511070915170271233

  18. @iamsrk, 8,967 RTs: https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/519170517366886400

  19. @sachin_rt, 8,510 RTs: https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/538299716203601920

  20. @narendramodi, 7,995 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/535794981332459521

 

Top 10 fastest-rising Twitter hashtag trends in India

RANK

HASHTAGS

DESCRIPTION

1.

#WorldCup2014

Refers to conversation around Football World Cup 2014 held in Brazil

2.

#MH370

MH370 was a flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014

3.

#MufflerMan  

#MufflerMan refers to a campaign by Aam Aadmi Party

4.

#MUFC

#MUFC refers to Football fans following  Manchester United Football Club  

5.

#KashmirFloods

Update on  JK flood relief operation by assisting the Indian army

6.

#QuitAAP

Public outrage against Aam Aadmi Party

7.

#IndvsEng

#IndvsEng refers to India vs England cricket match played

8.

#Results2014

Information on the Lok Sabha elections results

9.

#IPL7

Conversations around Pepsi Indian Premier League cricket tournament

10.

#AusOpen   

Conversations around 2014 Australian Open

Top 20 Most-Followed Indian Twitter accounts 

Rank

Twitter Handle

Name

No. of Followers

Description

Most Retweeted Tweet

1

@srbachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

11,818,056

Actor

https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/statuses/514649772360089600 1946 RTs

2

@iamsrk

Shah Rukh Khan

10,246,755

Actor

https://twitter.com/iamsrk/statuses/519170517366886400 8,956 RTs

3

@aamir_khan

Aamir Khan

9,866,492

Actor

https://twitter.com/aamir_khan/statuses/426282079832129536 4,625 RTs

4

@beingsalmankhan

Salman Khan

9,426,989

Film actor, artist, painter, humanitarian

https://twitter.com/BeingSalmanKhan/statuses/478131192273719296 51,983 RTs

5

@narendramodi

Narendra Modi

8,424,709

Prime Minister of India

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/467192528878329856   - 70,537 RTs

6

@deepikapadukone

Deepika Padukone

8,349,273

Actor

https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/statuses/533575410705911809 11,295 RTs

7

@priyankachopra

Priyanka Chopra

7,914,122

Actor,Recording Artist

https://twitter.com/priyankachopra/statuses/488695347154542594 2,881 RTs

8

@ihrithik

Hrithik Roshan

7,574,967

Actor

https://twitter.com/iHrithik/statuses/191201502621208579 2,403 RTs

9

@akshaykumar

Akshay Kumar

6,685,653

Actor

https://twitter.com/akshaykumar/statuses/514648299358273536 1,243 RTs

10

@arrahman

A.R.  Rahman

5,607,203

Grammy and Academy Award winning musician

https://twitter.com/arrahman/statuses/402105326792482816 1,501 RTs

11

@sonamakapoor

Sonam Kapoor

5,361,947

Actor

https://twitter.com/sonamakapoor/statuses/325214876920328192 4,210 RTs

12

@juniorbachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

5,334,509

Actor / Sports Teams Onwer in the ISL & KPL

https://twitter.com/juniorbachchan/statuses/469004094905266176 4,343 RTs

13

@shahidkapoor

Shahid Kapoor

5,061,589

Actor

https://twitter.com/shahidkapoor/statuses/286014126893957121 1,712 RTs

14

@karanjohar

Karan Johar

5,037,354

Director, Producer,Writer & Talk show host

https://twitter.com/karanjohar/statuses/489308793700765696 2,193 RTs

15

@sachin_rt

Sachin Tendulkar

4,814,118

Cricketer

https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/statuses/400644348829650945 17,159 RTs

16

@imvkohli

Virat Kohli

4,674,709

Cricketer

https://twitter.com/imVkohli/statuses/537847771068260352 3,565 RTs

17

@faroutakhtar

Farhan Akhtar

4,101,438

Film maker/ Founder- MARD Initiative

https://twitter.com/FarOutAkhtar/statuses/286352957929304064 2,708 RTs

18

@PMOIndia

Office of the Prime Minister of India

3,865,610

Office of the Prime Minister of India

https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/statuses/514607723653001216 1,871 RTs