Now the year coming to end and bright full year 2015 just waiting outside the calendar to Rise before you say goodbye to 2014 facebook has something for you, With over 110 million users, Facebook must be a good measure of what was trending in India in 2014. Facebook has showcased lists for the most-talked about places and the checked-in places in the country, while the most-talked about topics in India this year were…..
In 2014, people checked-in at India Gate, Taj Mahal and Marine Drive the most, while the most-talked about topics in India this year were the 2014 General Elections, Indian Premier League, Mars Orbiter Mission and Xiaomi’s entry into India.
Globally the top trending topics included the Ebola virus outbreak, elections in Brazil, the death of Robin Williams and of course the #Ice bucket challenge. However, after the elections the Indian were more engaged with the IPL, even more than the Fifa World Cup, followed by the Mars Orbiter Mission and the Kashmir Floods. Technology got the better of entertainment for a change as Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi entering the country was a bigger topic that both Alia Bhatt and the Mary Kom biopic.
Cookie Jam was the most popular Facebook game globally and not Candy Crush, which found itself at third position behind Bubble Witch 2 Saga.
Xiaomi entered India in July with the Mi 3 and since then has created a storm through its flash sales on Flipkart. All its devices get sold in seconds (or maximum an hour). Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note that is now being sold on Flipkart every Tuesday, and is attracting a similar frenzy.
YouTube Rewind 2014
If we talked about Youtube Rewind 2014 This year seems to belong to one Sunny Leone who has taken Bollywood by storm. Not surprisingly, her music video Baby Doll is the most-watched in India this year with around 39,850,121 views. It is followed by Honey Singh’s Chaar Botal Vodka (once again Sunny Leone), which has garnered 28,780,641 till date. Other music videos in this list include the likes of Samjhawan Unplugged from the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, and Tu Meri from the movie Bang Bang among others.
As for the non-music videos, the top rank was taken by Comedy Nights with Kapil (featuring Sunny Leone and Ekta Kapoor as guests) with 8.8 million views, followed by AIB's Alia Bhat - Genius of the Year, Bollywood Aam Aadmi Party, Narendra Modi in Aap Ki Adalat and others.
On the global scale, Katy Perry’s Dark Horse was the most-watched music video this year, followed by Enrique Iglesias’s Bailando. At the time of filing this story, these videos had more than 717,003,981 and 589,318,639 views respectively.
Most Talked-About Topics in India
2014 India General Election
Indian Premier League
Mars Orbiter Mission
Natural Disaster (Kashmir Floods)
Xiaomi enters India market
Mary Kom Biopic
Conflict in Gaza