Stories Which Moved India – Facebook’s 2018 Year In Review (Kerala Floods, Cricket, Festivals)
Facebook's Year in Review 2018 is here.
Facebook has calculated top moments of 2018 by reviewing which stories moved the users, what were they talking about all through the year, and what made them happy/sad and excited.
According to Facebook, festivals and cricket remained the top talking points for millions of Indians, in 2018. Kerala Floods was the incident which united us, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death moved us.
This Is What Moved Indians On Facebook In 2018
- Kerala Floods: Facebook, as a platform, was used by many people during the Kerala floods to lend support to those in need. Many users turned up to their platform to grant support, raise funds to help the victims and connect to their near and dear ones. Users harnessed social media and their own resources to play a role in relief and rescue efforts.
- Cricket Is #1 Sport: Indian’s hearts beat for cricket. As per Facebook, Cricket continued to create a buzz among Indians and saw a flurry of high octane amongst them. Besides cricket, FIFA Football World Cup 2018 was also in the conversations where many India fans came to support their favorite teams and players.
- Death Of A Leader: The demise of former Prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee made a huge impact among millennials. Many Indians were expressing their dirge and paying tribute by sharing his poetry, and influential journey about his life.
- Festivals which connected millions of Indians: Indians set Facebook buzzing to celebrate the biggest occasions with their friends and acquaintances. Festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Pongal, Navratri set the feed on fire by wishing their near and dear ones using their platform.
Facebook Year In 2018 Review: Globally
Globally, people made their voices heard about the issues that matter to them the most. And the top ways people connected with their communities on Facebook was:
- International Women’s Day: Men and Women around the globe discussed the wide range of topics, issues, and causes related to women. For the second year in a row, the International women’s day on March 8 was the most highlighted and talked about among millions.
- World Cup: Not only in India, but soccer fans across the globe also took to Facebook to cheer up for their favorite teams and players. France’s World Cup victory on July 15 and England’s semi-final match against Croatia on July 11 helped to set a record of 2.3 billion posts, comments reactions, and shares hence creating a buzz and making it the top most-discussed moments of the year.
- The Royal Wedding: The much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 connected 42 million people on Facebook who posted about the ceremony, about the royal wedding customs and traditional attires and wished the newlyweds.
Similar to previous years, all Facebook users will get their personal ‘Year In Review?’ video created by them. Users may see a personalized Year in Review video in their News Feed or at Facebook.com/memories.