With the year 2016 almost on the verge of closure, twitter announced the annual report on what were the most influential tweets and hashtags of the year and do you know who pulled it off to the top? It was none other than Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s post in support of Anushka Sharma, after she became the source of jokes and memes on social media for Virat’s performance in T20 World cup in March this year.
The next most influential tweet of 2016, indisputably, was PM Modi’s demonetisation announcement on November 8th, the aftermath of which people are still coping with.
The following is the list of top 10 most influential tweets of 2016:
1. Modi’s demonetisation announcement
On 8th November PM Narendra Modi, announced the cessation of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes as legal tender. This announcement recorded millions of tweets in following weeks.
2. Rio Olympics Women Athletes
The triumph of P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik in this year’s Olympics flooded the social media with discussions.
3. IND Vs Pak WC T20
This match during the World cup in March became the buzz and was all over social media because. Virat Kohli became the most talked about player of the match on twitter.
4. Delhi Pollution
After Diwali, all people in the capital could talk about was the air pollution and high alerts. Messages, pictures and videos were circulating throughout the social media.
5. Diwali Festival
The festival of lights dominated the social media as people posted many pictures, videos and tweets celebrating.
6. IND vs AUS WC T20
This match against one of the most dominating teams was the pathway of India into the semi-finals and thus it became the second most-tweeted moment of #WT20.
7. International Yoga Day
On June 21st, the 2nd International day of yoga became the most talked about subject on twitter.
8. Global Citizen India
When Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin performed a duet with A.R. Rehman for ‘Vande Mataram’ , the social media flooded with a plethora of images, videos and tweets reaching a global audience.
9. Ganesh Chaturthi
Images of Lord Ganesha, tweets and clips were all over twitter as India celebrated the festival with great enthusiasm.
10. Filmfare Awards
This spectacular and outstanding event bedazzled the fans to their core and became the most discussed award function on January 15th.
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