2020 is a year which has tested the strength, endurance and faith of people worldwide. From wildfires, to racial riots, to floods, to a pandemic, it has been a year that will leave a lasting mark in the minds and hearts of people.
It is a year which has forced people to live, work and love while being socially distant to each other all the while. People across India and world showed the testament of their unbent spirit by being there for each other using platforms like Twitter. To celebrate this spirit, twitter shared some insights as to what took Twitter by storm this year, along with some other key insights.
#Covid19 was for obvious reasons dominating the searches with people seeking and spreading trustworthy information about the ongoing pandemic. Hashtags such as #stayhomestaysafe, #wearamask and #socialdistancing were among the leading hashtags with people spreading the word all around about the safe practices. Frontline workers were also lauded and appreciated with the search rate for teachers and doctors reaching new heights.
Apart from the pandemic, people also came together in paying tribute to the actor #SushantSinghRajput, raising voice against the #hathras gang rape, and had conversations about #Shaheenbagh.
With a year as exhausting as 2020, it was natural for people to look for new forms of entertainment. Cricket fans who were patiently waiting for a match took to twitter and #ipl, #whistlepodu and #teamindia were the most tweeted hashtags. The memesphere gave Indians a new reason to laugh with Binod, which was the most tweeted meme of the year.
Now let’s take a look at some of the most liked and loved tweets for India this year.
The Most Liked Tweet:
Power couple Virushka gave Twitteratis a reason to rejoice this year by taking to twitter and announcing their pregnancy.
And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/0BDSogBM1n
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 27, 2020
The Most Retweeted Tweet:
It wouldn’t be such a surprise that Tamil film industry’s highest paid actor Vijay aka Thalapathy’s selfie with his fans on the set of his movie Master was the most retweeted tweet. It has been tweeted more than 1,45,000 times showing just how big of a fanbase the megastar has.
Thank you Neyveli pic.twitter.com/cXQC8iPukl
— Vijay (@actorvijay) February 10, 2020
The Most Retweeted Tweet in Politics:
On April 5, 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his own pictures lighting lamps. Modi had urged the citizens of the nation to light diyas and lamps to show solidarity towards one another during the Covid pandemic.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥ pic.twitter.com/4DeiMsCN11
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 5, 2020