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Facebook in 2018: Festivals, cricket and support for Kerala brought India together

According to Facebook, festivals and cricket remained the top talking points for millions of Indians, in 2018.

After Twitter and Youtube, Facebook too has announced their year-end special: Year in Review 2018 list.

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

  • Festivals: India set Facebook buzzing on festivals in 2018 with Krishna Janmashtami, Eid al-Adha, Thai Pongal, Navratri driving the most conversations on the platform
  • Helping Kerala: The community came together on Facebook to lend support and offer help as Kerala was affected by torrential floods. Facebook features such as Safety Check tool, Live, creating Page, and raising funds enabled people to reach to their near and dear ones, seeking help and informing of their safety.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise: The former Prime Minister of India demise brought the whole country together as Indians were remembering the impact of his leadership while serving the nation with many expressing their sadness while other also expressed their tributes by sharing his poetry and inspiring stories.
  • Sports: Nothing unites India like sports and 2018 was a year that saw a flurry of high octane, exciting, global sporting events. Cricket continued to rule to hearts of Indian sports fans on Facebook as it was one of the most popular topics driving conversations on the platform. Millions of Indian football fans also came together to support their favourite teams and players as FIFA Football World Cup 2018 showcased the best in class footballing action and talent to fans worldwide.
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