To mark the end of the 2013, Twitter has summed up all the events that got people tweeting in India in their annual ‘Year on Twitter’ roundup. Let us take a look at the year that went, and also look ahead to what the Year 2014 holds in store for Twitter India.
Twitter India’s Year annual #YearOnTwitter, is a medley of popular trends, incredible events, Politics, Sports, News and Bollywood that captured the attention of millions of Indian throughout the year.
Trending Topics in 2013
For a nation obsessed with cricket, 2013’s ‘ the Biggest Cricketing Moment’ was Sachin’s Retirement. Twitter was expectedly overwhelming with salutes from millions of people across the country using #ThankYouSachin. The country also loved tweeting about cricket, with some of the top trends including #IndvsAus and #IPL.
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 15, 2013
I am really touched with #ThankYouSachin messages. Your support all these years have inspired me to give my best.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 13, 2013
Besides, Twitter users enjoyed an interactive experience as they tweeted along in real time while watching TV, sharing thoughts with fellow viewers across the country. Programmes such as #BB7,#ThePerfectBachelor and #KoffeeWithKaran were ranked highly in 2013.
@aajtak integrating live Twitter Q&A into the @IndiaToday #AajTakAgenda conference! #bestpractice pic.twitter.com/izOKN3CLDU
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 4, 2013
People also turned to twitter for discussing breaking news, from international events in Syria and Egypt, to the devastating Uttarakhand Floods and Cyclone Phailin.
Here is a list of trending topics revealed by Twitter that caught people’s attention in 2013
Who Joined Twitter?
Prominent voices from across the world of entertainment, sports and government joined Twitter in 2013, including Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor), Sridevi (@SrideviBKapoor), Saina Nehwal (@NSaina), Sourav Ganguly (@SouravGanguly) and the Indian Army (@adgpi)
What’s in store for 2014?
Truecaller meets Twitter In India. With this latest acquisition, twitter hopes to now connect users through the Truecaller app. So apart from viewing the person’s contact details, name and photo, you can also now view their Twitter profile and even send across a tweet.
Twitter was also reportedly in talks to acquire an Indian startup, Frrole that helps to discover the most insightful and relevant information from Twitter conversations.
In the emerging market and competitive scenario, it seems that India is a symbol of promising growth and presence for Twitter India.