Twitter posted its most tweeted categories and hastags of the year in India. Virat Kohli’s tweet announcing Anoushka Sharma’s pregnancy was the most popular tweet of the year, while Tamil actor Vijay’s selfie with fans in India was the most retweeted. # COVID19 was tweeted the most about current affairs while #StudentLivesMatter was tweeted the most about people’s movement. The most used emoji on Twitter in 2020 was the laughing emoji, and #DilBechara was the most tweeted movie hashtag. Also, in 2020 IPL was tweeted the most about sporting events and Mirzapur 2 was tweeted the most about web series.
According to Twitter, there were over 7,000 tweets per minute on television and films worldwide this year. Conversations about # COVID19, tributes to #SushantSinghRajput and tweets about #Hathras made it one of the most tweeted hashtags on current affairs. # IPL2020 and #DilBechara became the top sports and movie hashtags, while #Binod became the most tweeted meme of 2020. Twitter adds that #Ramayan, #Pokiri and #Mahabharat are making a comeback this year as nostalgia conversations, while interests such as #Photography, #Yoga and #Poetry were extensively discussed on the platform. Big Boss got the most tweeted about reality shows this year
This year also brought a sense of gratitude to our front line workers, says Twitter. Tweets expressing themselves as grateful or grateful increased by 20 percent worldwide, with doctors (+135 percent) and teachers (+30 percent) being recognized in particular. Twitter announced these awards based on data collected from January 1st to November 15th.
Tamil actor Vijay’s selfie was the “Most Retweeted Tweet of 2020.” The actor had already tweeted a selfie of him and his fans in Neyveli in February. At the time of this writing, it had over 1.49,000 retweets.
The most retweeted tweet in politics was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet calling on the citizens of India to “light lamps of hope and health” to thank those on the COVID-19 front. PM Modi asked the people to do this as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with one another.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते॥ pic.twitter.com/4DeiMsCN11
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 5, 2020
The tweet from Indian cricketer MS Dhoni, who thanked Modi for sending him a letter recognizing his accomplishments and contribution to cricket in India, was the “most retweeted tweet in 2020 in sport”.
An artist, soldier, and athlete they long for is the appreciation that their hard work and sacrifice will be seen and valued by all. Thanks PM @ Narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/T0naCT7mO7
– Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) 20th August 2020
In the business category, Chairman of Tata Trusts, tweeted by Ratan Tata announcing a commitment of Rs. 500 crores on behalf of the company to protect and empower communities affected by the pandemic were the “most retweeted in the company category”. The tweet has over 58,000 retweets.
The COVID 19 crisis is one of the biggest challenges we have to face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata Group companies have historically grown to meet the needs of the nation. At this moment the hour’s need is greater than at any other time. pic.twitter.com/y6jzHxUafM
– Ratan N. Tata (@ RNTata2000) March 28, 2020
The celebratory tweet from Indian cricketer Virat Kohli announcing the pregnancy of his wife Anushka Sharma was the “most popular tweet of 2020”. Sharma also took to Twitter to post the same news, and it’s also in the top five most popular tweets of the year. At the time of this writing, Kohli’s tweet has over 6.44,000 likes.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet, sharing his news about COVID-19 positivity, was the most cited tweet of 2020. In his tweet, he asked people who had come into contact with him to get tested, to raise awareness of the virus. Twitter says those who quoted his tweet wished him a speedy recovery and encouraged people to stay safe, wash their hands and wear their masks.
T 3590 -I tested positive for CoviD .. moved to hospital .. hospital information authorities .. family and staff tested, results expected ..
Everyone who has been near me in the past 10 days is asked to get tested!
– Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
According to Twitter, #Binod was the most tweeted meme in India that year, and a mention of “Binod” in a video from Slayy Point triggered that meme. After that, creators, brands, and even the police joined the conversation, changing their profile names, and tweeting videos and pictures. Here are some of those tweets.
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