Friday, August 15, 2014

India's 68th Independence Day on #Twitter

This year, the #IndependenceDay conversation on Twitter peaked at 56,000 Tweets per hour from 8:30am-9:30am on August 15th following the end of the PM’s speech. In addition, 9 of the top 10 Twitter India Trends and 5 of the top 10 most-mentioned terms were related to the PM’s speech. Of course, the Prime Minister’s Tweet was the most shared Independence Day Tweet today.

Twitter, in a large way, played a role as the second screen to all the citizens and the Indian diaspora across the world. Citizens tweeted “Independence Day”, “#HappyIndependenceDay” and “Jai Hind” to each other as well as photos sporting the tri-colour, while resolving to make the nation responsible for their actions and powerful through their endeavours.