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The 2014 #YearOnTwitter in India

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By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

This year, people in India and across the world came together in moments of celebration, protest, mourning and joy. Many millions of you contributed to the moments and conversations that all unfolded on Twitter.

People send more than 500 million Tweets per day. Each one contributes something special to Twitter, but only one is recognized as the “Golden Tweet,” a.k.a. the most-Retweeted Tweet of the year. This year, the global honor goes to @TheEllenShow’s starry photo from the March Oscars telecast:

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https://twitter.com/theellenshow/status/440322224407314432

#YearOnTwitter in India

The Golden Tweet for India in 2014 comes from the #LokSabha election with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s (@NarendraModi) election-winning Tweet becoming the most retweeted Tweet ever in India:

Here are some more details of the #YearOnTwitter in India (https://2014.twitter.com/india):

Top 10 Peaks in Twitter Conversation among Indians

As the world’s largest platform for live, public conversations, Twitter was where Indians expressed, consumed and connected with their fellow compatriots over global and Indian events in real-time.

Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) smashed the world record for the highest individual ODI cricket score of 264 on November 13th versus Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. That incredible batting display drove the biggest spike in conversations on Twitter in India this year. In fact, of the Top 10 moments, three are related to cricket including the Indian Premier League. The roar of the cricket fans, indeed, was heard on Twitter this year in India.

The fan club of Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) definitely made itself heard as well, with his arrival on Twitter making it the second largest peak in Twitter conversation of the year. With over 200,000 followers in the first 24 hours and now over 1.1 million in total, it’s clear that he has many loyal fans both off and on Twitter.

Hardly surprising, two of the top 5 peaks in conversations were about PM Modi (@NarendraModi). With 8.5 million followers, he is currently the second most followed political leader in the world (after President Barack Obama) and continues to grow his followers at a rapid pace.

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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

While politics dominates the top moments on Twitter in 2014, it is PM Modi (@NarendraModi) that sits right atop the list of most Re-Tweeted Tweets of the year. The Golden Tweet of 2014 was his declaration of victory on the 16th of May 2014 gaining over 70,000 retweets celebrating his win.

The top 20 most retweeted Tweets of India is also a reminder of the massive influence film stars have in India. While Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) is number two on the list, Rajinikanth’s (@superstarrajini) first ever Tweet actually makes it to sixth on the list for the year.

Also, making a debut is ISRO’s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) as two of its Tweets make the top 10 as it made its historic journey to reach the red planet.

Sports also makes an entry on the list with Sachin Tendulkar’s (@sachin_rt) Tweet, his touching tribute to the fallen Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes.

  1. @narendramodi, 70,513 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. @MarsOrbiter, 12,495 RTs: https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514618412417302528
  9. @MarsOrbiter, 12,488 RTs: https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514603320137097216
  10. @superstarrajini, 12,391 RTs: https://twitter.com/superstarrajini/status/467231560899362816
  11. @narendramodi, 12,370 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/467213500767404032
  12. @SonyMusicIn, 11,440 RTs: https://twitter.com/SonyMusicIn/status/463932527137157121
  13. @deepikapadukone, 11,323RTs:  https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/status/533575410705911809
  14. @sonakshisinha, 10021 RTs: https://twitter.com/sonakshisinha/status/532760682945466368
  15. @iamsrk, 8967 RTs: https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/519170517366886400
  16. @sachin_rt 8510 RTs: https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/538299716203601920
  17. @narendramodi, 7995 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/535794981332459521
  18. @narendramodi, 7681 RTs  https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/467214654670782465
  19. @narendramodi, 6918 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/470882325534760960
  20. @narendramodi, 6440 RTs: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/467509655652941824

Top 10 fastest-rising Twitter hashtag trends in India

The fastest rising Twitter hashtag trends in India saw a mixture of sports, disasters and political campaigns. Conversations around the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup lead the trends followed by the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight #MH370. Meanwhile, #Mufflerman, a campaign led by the fans of the Aam Aadmi Party in support of leader Arvind Kejriwal, gathered momentum towards the end of the year. Indians tweeted about the Manchester United Football Club #MUFC and also supported updates and relief measures on the #KashmirFloods relief operations.

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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

India’s list of power Tweeters is unsurprisingly dominated by Bollywood stars, with apart from @NarendraModi, only film stars feature in the top 10 spots. Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) is in 15th spot and the current Indian star batsman Virat Kohli (@imvkohli) is right behind at number 16. Author Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) adds more variety to the list, rounding off the top 20 for India.

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

19

@anushkasharma

Anushka Sharma

3,778,403

Actor

https://twitter.com/AnushkaSharma/statuses/432941221934555136 1,713 RTs

20

@chetan_bhagat

Chetan Bhagat

3,698,422

Author

https://twitter.com/chetan_bhagat/statuses/463167800555474944  5,019 RTs

Top 10 Indian Twitter accounts with the most follower growth

Among the fastest growing Indian accounts this year, we have seen a phenomenal increase in PM Narendra Modi’s (@NarendraModi) followers with nearly 5 million followers added this year alone, more than double what he had at the start of the year. He is followed by actor and Satyamev Jayate host Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan). Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) and Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) also added significant followers in the year 2014. Interestingly, the Prime Minister’s Office’s (@PMOIndia) account grew by 60 per cent over the year, too.

NAME

TWITTER HANDLE

FOLLOWERS AS OF 09.12

FOLLOWERS ADDED IN 2014

% GROWTH

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

8,501,699

4,629,463

54.45%

Aamir Khan

@aamir_khan

9,925,022

3,952,276

39.82%

Amitabh Bachchan

@SrBachchan

11,881,345

3,770,921

31.74%

Shah Rukh Khan

@iamsrk

10,296,567

3,639,211

35.34%

Salman Khan

@BeingSalmanKhan

9,475,555

3,207,672

33.85%

Deepika Padukone

@deepikapadukone

8,399,197

3,033,837

36.12%

Hrithik Roshan

@iHrithik

7,616,018

2,436,798

32.00%

Priyanka Chopra

@priyankachopra

7,951,533

2,380,180

29.93%

Office of the Prime Minister of India

@PMOIndia

3,872,917

2,355,778

60.83%

Akshay Kumar

@akshaykumar

6,721,957

2,306,299

34.31%

Famous Indian personalities and organisations who joined Twitter in 2014

Some of the biggest names and organisations in India came to Twitter in 2014 including superstar Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini), the President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn), ISRO’s Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (@MoHFW_INDIA), Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) and Uday Kotak (@udaykotak) to name a few.

Notably, Rajinikanth joined Twitter on May 4th (or Twitter joined Rajinikanth, as the joke goes) and within 24 hours over 200,000 of his fans flocked to follow him on Twitter. That number more than doubled within a week, and in less than six months, he had breached the 1 million mark.

NAME

TWITTER HANDLE

FIELD OF WORK

FOLLOWERS AS ON 09.12

Rajinikanth

@SuperStarRajini

Entertainment

1,128,418

Arjun Kapoor

@arjunk26

Entertainment

5,37,539

President of India

@RashtrapatiBhvn

Politics

3,06,473

ISRO’s Mars Orbiter

@MarsOrbiter

Science/Astronomy

2,13,717

Ministry of Railways

@RailMinIndia

Government

1,44,159

VVS Laxman

@VVSLaxman281

Cricket

1,22,348

Kajol

@KajolAtUN

Entertainment

66,166

Twinkle Khanna

@mrsfunnybones

Entertainment

60,143

Anil Kumble

@anilkumble1074

Cricket

56,806

Kirron Kher

@KirronKherBJP

Entertainment / Politics

54,033

Kailash Satyarthi

@k_satyarthi

Government

50,969

Alok Nath

@aloknath

Entertainment

36,385

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

@MoHFW_INDIA

Government

32,002

Ministry of Textiles

@TexMinIndia

Government

11,176

Ministry of Finance

@FinMinIndia

Government

9,953

Uday Kotak

@udaykotak

Business

6,669

Armaan Jain

@TheArmaanJain

Entertainment

5,355

Amit Trivedi

@ItsAmitTrivedi

Entertainment

4,876

Prakash Jha

@prakashjha27

Entertainment / Politics

1,870

Global #YearOnTwitter on 2014.Twitter.com

To look back on the best global moments from the year, we’re unveiling #YearOnTwitter on 2014.Twitter.com. From Ellen’s Tweet to space travel and triumphant World Cup moments, if it happened in the world, it happened on Twitter.

2014.Twitter.com also showcases the year from the perspective of some of your favorite (and most prolific) Twitter users. The list of featured users is below. From the site, you can also explore their #5ToFollow to see their own must-follows.

Finally, while Ellen’s and PM Modi’s Tweets are the most “Golden” internationally and locally, there are countless others we won’t soon forget. Here are a few you might appreciate.

https://twitter.com/twitter/timelines/540615025182773248

Whatever happens in 2015, Twitter will be the place for Indians to follow along in real-time.

Google, Sun Life Asia Service Centre India battle it out on the Cricket Field

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It was yet another battle of the corporates, albeit with a difference! The game of one-upmanship, this time, was held at a cricket field as employees of Sun Life Asia Service Centre India played their heart out against their In a friendly corporate tie played at the St. Stephen’s Ground, New Delhi, the two teams played a 20 over match, with ASCI emerging victorious in the battle.

However, it was the spirit of friendship that won the day. Google won the toss and chose to bat on the bright sunny Saturday, and got off to a good start. The batting, however, slowed down after the team lost its swash buckling opener.

Scoring steadily at 5 runs an over, the Google India team clogged on 106 runs in 20 overs, setting the field for ASCI’s run chase. SunLife ASCI’s run chase started on a negative note, with the team losing its first wicket early on in the innings. The top and middle order of the team struggled a bit, but steadied the innings effectively, laying ground for an easy chase.

Varun Mittal (50 not out) was the top scorer of the match, while Kishore Singh (37), gave him good support at the crease. In the end, the Asia Service Centre India team won the match easily in just 13 overs, with 4 wickets still in hand. “Sport is a wonderful teacher. It teaches the players the need for hard works planning, strategy and execution. It teaches us that to win or lose is a part of life but delivering to your potential and giving your best is what really matters. Above all,

such sporting events give our employees the much-needed opportunity to recharge and face the daily work life pressures with fortitude. Developing the sporting spirit helps develop winners,” says Mr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vice President-Human Resource at Sun Life Financial’s Asia Service Centre in Gurgaon.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn Desi!!!

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Crime will come to a standstill as turtle brothers Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello come together with their master to protect their loyal fans in India this weekend. For fans in anticipation, Paramount Pictures India has released a brand new series of posters that showcase the Indianized versions of our beloved turtles as they clean the Indian streets of crime and evil. Meet the Indian Ninja Turtles: Laksh, Raghuveer, Murgan and Drona!

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Nitin Gadkari PC at MbPT

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Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari today announced an ambitious plan to augment infrastructure in Mumbai. The Minister has set up a Committee under Rani Jadhav, former Chairperson of the Mumbai Port Trust, to suggest ways and means as to how 1800 acres of land under the Mumbai Port Trust can be put to use. Addressing a press conference on the occasion of the 142nd Foundation Day of the Mumbai Port Trust, Mr. Gadkari said the Committee will comprise experts like urban planners, landscape artists, transportation experts, including the Director of the J J School of Art, Maharashtra Urban Development Secretary, among others. The committee will hold public consultations and discussions before arriving at conclusions. He said he has asked the Committee to submit its report within three months.

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India to double drug regulators ; set up testing labs at ports say top Govt officials at ‘iPHEX’

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The Indian government will more than double the number of regulators in three years and set up state-of- the art testing labs at ports to ensure the pharmaceuticals and drugs exports shipments meet global quality standards while following a zero tolerance policy for any laxity, senior officials from the Health and Commerce Ministries said at the international exhibition for pharma and healthcare ‘ iPHEX’ said here today.

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PVR Cinemas venture with “The House on Dark Moon Avenue” an interactive play first time in India

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India at Cannes, showcasing the Indian Cinema

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India at Cannes 2014 is set to showcase the world of Indian cinema as it celebrates a 100 years of its journey that has held generations in thrall.

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Award-winning non-fiction film Fire In The Blood releases in India on May 23, 2014

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GUNDAY SETS FEBRUARY BOX-OFFICE RECORD IN INDIA

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HEARST MAGAZINES INTERNATIONAL AND INDIA TODAY GROUP LAUNCH HARPER’S BAZAAR BRIDE IN INDIA

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