[Social Samosa Exclusive] Topics that ruled Facebook in January

The opening month of 2016 witnessed a sparkling start with tales from around the world; tales of people, products, events, and entertainment!

As the social media giant exclusively shares this zest of all with Social Samosa, we bring to you the hot topics from Facebook for the month of January.

Brands and Products

The year had just begun when these brands and products etched their way to the top in January 2016. With Netflix’s entry in the country, Facebook could hardly chill making it as one of the most discussed brands.

Biggies like McDonalds, Times of India, Lenovo, and NIIT were also a part of the league.

Don’t know how much of a “Young independent filmmaker” I am, since I sell my soul to corporates now. But here’s my two bits about Netflix. The chill bit can make a different article.

Posted by Aniket Dasgupta on Monday, February 1, 2016


India is a fan of entertainment or vice a versa and the month of January witnessed entertainment from different genres soaring high across the social media giant.

The country enthusiastically discussed the latest Coldplay video and about What Happens in Vegas in terms of international topics. Whereas Mahabharata, A.R Rahman, and Gabbar Singh were amongst the desi topics that topped the charts.

Coldplay should have done a video on Chris Martin singing the entire song stuck in traffic while going to Andheri from…

Posted by Soham Hundekar on Monday, February 1, 2016

Holidays and Events

Festivities in India are almost never-ending and like usual even in this month the country celebrated festivals of Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Thai Pongal, Republic Day, and Valentine’s Day through likes and shares, the Facebook way.

Happy Republic Day, you all.#RepublicDay #SquadGoals

Posted by Bakchod Begum on Monday, January 25, 2016


Much like everything else, Facebook is of the people, by the people and for the people. So how can we forget the people who dominated Facebook conversations in January?

Right from President Obama, celebrity Akshay Kumar, late actor Alan Rickman to our freedom fighters Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were the talk of the Facebook town last month.

Dumbledore: Lily….After all this time! Snape: Always. RIP Alan Rickman. You shall be missed.

Posted by Saloni Surti on Thursday, January 14, 2016


India loves (lives) cricket and 2016 kicked off with chatter around cricketers such as Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, and Chris Gayle. Novak Djokovic and Australian Open also formed triggered humongous conversations in the sports genre.

In the gentleman’s game, here’s remembering one who rose up to most occasions, leaving behind a legacy of victories and…

Posted by Terribly Tiny Tales on Monday, January 11, 2016

Keep a tab on these hot topics for a better understanding of what the core consumers are actually speaking about. For more exclusive data, stay tuned in.