Facebook year in review: Diwali, Cricket, surgical strikes among top most talked about topics in India

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New Delhi | Published: December 9, 2016 4:24:05 AM

Among the top 10 talked about topics in India were Diwali, Cricket, Uri attacks and surgical attacks and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie).

The daily active users of the website launched by Mark Zuckerberg, in India, were 85 million, with 81 million Mobile DAU. (Reuters)The daily active users of the website launched by Mark Zuckerberg, in India, were 85 million, with 81 million Mobile DAU. (Reuters)

As Facebook reviews the moments and events that kept tending among its users and were most shared and talked about, the social media network had 166 million monthly active users (MAU), with 159 million Mobile MAU. The daily active users of the website launched by Mark Zuckerberg, in India, were 85 million, with 81 million Mobile DAU.

Among the top 10 talked about topics in India were Diwali, Cricket, Uri attacks and surgical attacks and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie).

Globally, the US presidential election was the most “talked about” topic on Facebook in 2016, in a year filled with discussion and debate on issues that were both serious and light-hearted. The bitterly contested election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton was ranked as the leading issue, followed by Brazil’s political developments which included the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff, Facebook said in a blog post.

On the lighter side at number three was the runaway success of Pokemon Go, the location-based augmented reality game for smartphone users.

Other subject matters shared among Facebook’s 1.79 billion users were more sober, with the fourth leading topic the “Black Lives Matter” movement, followed by the election in the Philippines of Rodrigo Duterte.

Number six on the list was the Olympic games, followed by Brexit, the Super Bowl and the deaths of rock star David Bowie and boxing icon Muhammad Ali.

Facebook said it measured leading topics by how frequently an issue was mentioned in posts made between January 1 and November 27. Facebook’s first ranking of live videos saw a runaway victory by “Chewbacca Mom,” from the Texas woman who donned a mask of the Star Wars character and laughed hysterically as she drove. The video has been viewed more than 160 million times.

Top 10 most talked about topics from India in 2016 on Facebook:

1. Diwali

2. Cricket

3. Uri attacks and surgical attacks

4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie)

5. Hardwell (India Tour)

6. Priyanka Chopra

7. Rio Olympics

8. Pokemon Go

9. Pathankot

10. iPhone 7 launch
TOP 10 LIVE VIDEOS on Facebook from India:

Global Top Moments on Facebook

1. US Presidential Election
2. Brazilian Politics
3. Pokemon Go
4. Black Lives Matter
5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
6. Olympics
7. Brexit
8. Super Bowl
9. David Bowie
10. Muhammad Ali

For the first time, we’re also sharing a list of the top ten global Live videos:

1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
5. NBC News, Election results
6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms ”Chardonnay Go”
10. Super Deluxe, Election map

Most Instagrammed locations of 2016 from India:

Marine Drive, Mumbai
Taj Mahal
Hauz Khas Village, New Dehli
Juhu Beach, Mumbai
India Gate, New Dehli
Baga Beach, Goa
Connaught Place, New Dehli
Select CITYWALK, New Delhi
Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Most Used Hashtags from India:

#love
#instagood
#fun
#india
#instagram
#picoftheday
#instapic
#instadaily
#instalike
#photooftheday
Most Instagrammed Days in India:
10/30/16 – Diwali, Festival of Lights
11/14/16 – Children’s Day
10/11/16 – Dussehra, celebration of good over evil

(With inputs from AFP)

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