Like every year, in 2018 Twitter had a large number of great moments on current isuues and topics. From #MeToo to #Sarkar, #IPL, state elections and everyday interests, Indians flocked to Twitter to find out what is happening in the world and talk about it.
Here is a list of the topics and accounts tweeted about most in the world of TV, politics, sports, entertainment, music and social movements in India.
The skipper of the Indian national football team, Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11), had an eventful 2018. His appeal to football fans throughout the country with the request to fill the stadiums for the Intercontinental Cup 2018 drew his heart when citizens joined together to support the home team. The tweet earned him the Most Retweeted Tweet of the year for 2018. The video tweet of @chetrisunil11 has been retweeted almost 60K times.
Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) tweet with a photo with Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) on the occasion of Karva Chauth, literally won hearts on Twitter. With more than 215K Likes, the tweet with the celebrity pair in ethnic wear emerged as the Most Liked Tweet of 2018.
Top 10 Hashtags in India on Twitter in 2018
Tweets and hashtags connect people all over the world in real time during important moments in news, politics, entertainment, music and sport. In 2018, regional entertainment conversations expanded and generated enormous involvement on Twitter in India. South Indian films #Sarkar, #Viswasam, #BharatAneNenu, #AravindhaSametha, #Rangasthalam, #Kaala and TV show #BiggBossTelugu2 achieved 7 of the top 10 hashtags this year.
Besides entertainment, the return of Chennai Super Kings with #WhistlePodu and the rise of #MeToo in India have added the best hashtag trends.