Twitter India has announced the top five hashtags of the first half of 2019. As per the list, Ajith’s blockbuster Viswasam is the most tweeted hashtag in the first half of 2019.
While ‘Lok Sabha Elections 2019’ occupied the second position, Cricket World Cup 2019 is the third most tweeted hashtag.
A press release from Twitter said: The Top Hashtag Trend reflected the rise of regional entertainment on Twitter, with Tamil action drama film #Viswasamlanding the spot.
This was followed by conversations around politics and governance. Throughout the campaign period for the #LokSabhaElections2019, politicians and political parties used Twitter to communicate with Indian citizens in the country and across the world, while citizens took to the platform to address their queries directly to contesting leaders.
As cricket fans from all over the world came to Twitter to talk about winning moments, shocking upsets, classic catches, and unique to this World Cup – the memes about the rain, #CWC19became the top 3rd hashtag this year.
Entertainment continued making trends, with the Indian Telugu-language action drama film #Maharshi grabbing the fourth spot.
#NewProfilePic encouraged visual content on the platform as users Tweeted about updating their profile pictures, becoming the 5th most commonly Tweeted Hashtag of the year.”
It added: “Additionally, Twitter launched an emoji to celebrate the symbol that connects communities and unifies conversations. The specially designed emoji is a hashtag symbol stamped on a heart, translating it into a beautiful interpretation of how the hashtag has transformed the nature of communication online, thus becoming a powerful way to aggregate global conversations and movements.”