2013: The year on Twitter in India

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

2013 was the year that cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) said goodbye to the sport, Bollywood reached new box office heights, and the nation rallied around the people of Uttarakhand during a time of great need.

To mark the end of the year, we discovered what got people in India, and around the world, tweeting in 2013 and created our annual ‘Year on Twitter’ roundup.

What’s trending?

In 2013, people in India used Twitter to discuss sports, politics, television and news events that were both local and global.

The country loved tweeting about cricket this year, with some of the top trends including #ThankYouSachin, #IndvsAus and #IPL.

Twitter also provided the second screen for TV fans as they tweeted along in real time, sharing thoughts with fellow viewers across the country. Programmes such as #BB7, #ThePerfectBachelor and #KoffeeWithKaran ranked highly.

It is also the place people turned to discuss breaking news, from international events in Syria and Egypt, to the devastating Uttarakhand Floods and Cyclone Phailin.

Trending topics help Twitter users discover the hottest emerging topics people are talking about as they break, rather than the total volume of conversation about a topic, making the platform a great place to keep current with the latest events and news. The below lists show what captured the country’s attention for much of 2013.


Who joined?

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).

If you’re not on Twitter, there couldn’t be a better time to sign up. Download the app or sign up at twitter.com and start following the accounts you want to follow. And to relive more of the biggest moments from around the globe this year, head to 2013.twitter.com.