Twitter Year In Review 2014 : NaMo 2nd Most Followed on Twitter, Sachin’s Tribute To Phil Hughes Most ReTweeted In Sports

With over 33 million users in India and 140 characters to express themselves, twitter has been a real-time news keeper to everything that happened in India.
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Here is a look at the biggest news makers of 2014.
Politics and News Moments:
Narendra Modi, the second most followed person on Twitter with 8.5 million followers, made few of the most re-tweeted tweets in 2014. Here are the most watched out political moments on twitter:

1 22 April 2014 PM candidate Narendra Modi refrains his supporters from making irresponsible statements during the election campaign
2 3 May 2014 Narendra Modi gives an interview for a Hindi News channel leading to a big debate on Freedom of Press
3 23 April 2014 Kejriwal files nomination papers from Varanasi as Shazia Ilmi stokes controversy over communal comment
4 21 May 2014 Arvind Kejriwal arrested for protesting on the streets of Delhi
5 11 April 2014 SP leader Abu Azmi’s rakes up controversy by claiming there should be punishment involved women in rape cases

 
Top 5 mentioned Indian Leaders are:

RANK TWITTER HANDLE NAME
1. @narendramodi Narendra Modi
2. @arvindkejriwal Arvind Kejriwal
3. @swamy39 Subramanian Swamy
4. @thekiranbedi Kiran Bedi
5. @amitshahoffice Amit Shah

 
Most mentioned government organizations:

RANK TWITTER HANDLE NAME
1. @bjp4india BJP
2. @aamaadmiparty Aam Aadmi Party
3. @incindia INC India
4. @minit_telangana Ministry of IT, Telangana

 
Top followed Indians:

RANK NAME TWITTER HANDLE FOLLOWERS
1 Narendra Modi @narendramodi 8,501,699
2 PMO India @pmoindia 3,872,917
3 Kiran Bedi @thekiranbedi 3,329,625
4 Arvind Kejriwal @arvindkejriwal 2,956,580
5 Shashi Tharoor @shashitharoor 2,579,363
6 Sushma Swaraj @sushmaswaraj 1,921,550
7 Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley 1,268,749
8 Smriti Z Irani @smritiirani 1,075,543
9 Subramanian Swamy @swamy39 998,316
10 Rajnath Singh @bjprajnathsingh 927,263

 
Top political hastags:

RANK HASHTAG DESCRIPTION
1. #MufflerMan #MufflerMan refers to a campaign by Aam Aadmi Party supporters
2. #QuitAAP Public outrage against Aam Adami Party
3. #Results2014 Information on the Lok Sabha elections results
4. #AAP News and conversations revolving around Aam Adami Party
5. #ThankYouDrManMohanSingh Gratitude expressed to the outgoing Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh
6. #ThankYouKiranBedi Response to  Kiran Bedi joining the Bhartiya Janta Party
7. #MyVoteForModi Conversations and updates on users on voting for Narendra Modi
8. #CongratsNaMo Congratulatory messages to Prime Minister Modi
9. #WeWantModi Hashtag expressing support for the election of Narendra Modi
10. #ChaloVaranasi Hashtag in support of Modi  who stood from Varanasi in the elections

 
Top News hashtags:

RANK HASHTAG DESCRIPTION
1. #MH370 Conversations around the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft
2. #KashmirFloods Updates on JK flood relief operation
3. #RahulSpeaksToArnab #RahulSpeaksToArnab refers to an interview that Mr Rahul Gandhi did with Arnab Goswami on a TV show on Times Now news channel
4. #Kashmir Information on the happenings in Kashmir
5. #Mangalyaan Conversations around the Mars Orbiter, India’s first Mars mission
6. #MH17 Conversations around the Malaysian Airlines aircraft which crashed
7. #ModiAtMadison Update and conversations around Modi’s address to NRIs at Madison Square Garden
8. #Budget2014 Conversations about the 2014 Budget
9. #RailBudget Conversations around Railway Budget
10. #MakeInIndia Marketing campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attract  businesses from around the world to invest and manufacture in India

 
The Golden Tweet of 2014


Detailed list of VITs who joined Twitter in 2014:

NAME TWITTER HANDLE FIELD OF WORK FOLLOWERS AS ON 09.12
President of India @RashtrapatiBhvn Politics 3,06,473
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter @MarsOrbiter Science/Astronomy 2,13,717
Ministry of Railways @RailMinIndia Government 1,44,159
Kirron Kher @KirronKherBJP Entertainment / Politics 54,033
Kailash Satyarthi @k_satyarthi Government 50,969
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare @MoHFW_INDIA Government 32,002
Ministry of Textiles @TexMinIndia Government

 
Top Sports Moments on Twitter:

RANK DATE MOMENT
1. 13 Nov 2014 Rohit Sharma scores 264 runs vs Sri Lanka. He claimed the record for the world’s highest ever ODI score by an individual
2. 2 May 2014 The 2014 season of the Pepsi IPL returns to India
3. 2 July 2014 Outrage over tennis star Maria Sharapova claiming she does not know who is cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar

 
Cricket:

RANK HASHTAG DESCRIPTION
1. #IndvsEng #IndvsEng refers to India vs England cricket match played
2. #IPL7 #IPL 7 refers to the “ Indian Premier League” 7th season
3. #NZvsInd #NZvsInd refers to New Zealand vs India cricket match played
4. #wt20 World Twenty20 are the world finals in the Twenty20 cricket format
5. #MCCvsROW Marylebone Cricket Club beat Rest of the World XI cricket match
6. #IPLAuction Information and conversations around the  IPL players auction
7. #MIVsRR Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals game in the IPL
8. #CLT20 #CLT20 refers to Champions League T20
9. #IndVSL #IndVSL refers to India vs Sri Lanka cricket series
10. #RCBVKKR Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders game in the IPL

 
Other Sports:

RANK HASHTAG DESCRIPTION
1. #WorldCup2014 Conversation around Football World Cup 2014 held in Brazil
2. #MUFC Football fans following  Manchester United Football Club
3. #AusOpen Conversations around 2014 Australian Open
4. #BRAvsCOL Brazil Vs Colombia World Cup Football game
5. #Wimbledon2014 Conversations around 2014 Wimbledon
6. #UCL Happenings around the Champions League football played by top European Clubs
7. #BRAvsCHI Brazil vs Chile World Cup Football game
8. #WorldCupFinal Conversations around the 2014 World Cup football final
9. #CFC Football fans following Chelsea Football Club
10. #spainvsnetherlands Spain vs Netherlands World Cup Football game

 
Top most followed Indian Sports personality:

RANK NAME TWITTER HANDLE FOLLOWERS
1 Sachin Tendulkar @sachin_rt 4,797,453
2 Virat Kohli @imvkohli 4,624,003
3 MS Dhoni @msdhoni 3,264,924
4 Virender Sehwag @virendersehwag 3,112,141
5 Yuvraj Singh @yuvstrong12 2,669,268
6 Suresh Raina @imraina 2,522,705
7 Sania Mirza @mirzasania 2,156,741
8 Zaheer Khan @imzaheer 1,694,894
9 Gautam Gambhir @gautamgambhir 1,624,827
10 Rohit Sharma @imro45 1,522,241

 

RANK Date TWITTER HANDLE NAME Moment
1. 24 April 2014 @sachin_rt Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar’s Birthday
2. 7 July 2014 @msdhoni Mahendra Singh Dhoni MS Dhoni’s Birthday
3. 30 May 2014 @virendersehwag Virendra Sehwag Virender Sehwag scored 122 Of 58 balls Vs Chennai Super Kings in the IPL
4. 6 April 2014 @yuvstrong12 Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh’s knock of 11 runs from 21 balls in the WorldT20, 2014 finals against Sri Lanka

 

NAME TWITTER HANDLE FIELD OF WORK FOLLOWERS AS ON 09.12
VVS Laxman @VVSLaxman281 Cricket 1,22,348
Anil Kumble @anilkumble1074 Cricket 56,806

 
Most Retweeted tweet by a sports personality is by Sachin Tendulkar paying tribute to Phillip Hughes


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