Modi and Sachin most talked about on Facebook in 2013

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was the most discussed politician in India this year, while cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the most talked about sportsman on Facebook. The social networking site recently revealed the ‘buzziest’ events on the platform in 2013.

‘Facebook: 2013 Year in Review’ looked back at the people, moments and places that mattered most in India and around the world this year.

The review was based on the conversations that happened on Facebook, which the platform said gives a unique snapshot of the country. “Every day, people post topics and milestones that are important to them – everything from announcing an engagement, to discussing breaking news, or even celebrating a favorite political party’s victory or love for cricket,” said Robert D’Onofrio, Facebook Data Editor.

Facebook shared with YourStory, an analyses of the past year’s posts to reveal the top Indian trends of 2013.

Most talked about topics: Narendra Modi was the most discussed politician in India this year, and Sachin Tendulkar was the most discussed sportsman. To measure the most mentioned topic, Facebook measured how many posts in 2013 mentioned a specific topic and then ranked those topics based on the overall number of mentions to create each list. Mentions include both the term itself and related hashtags. For example, both “Here at #Sachin’s last match” and “Proud to be at the Sachin’s match” would be calculated as part of the buzz related to a single event. Other topics of interest for the residents of the platform from India were iPhone 5s, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and India’s Mars mission Mangalyaan.

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Top life events: The life events that people added to their Timeline most frequently in 2013 included engagement, marriage, travel, first meeting someone and more. The life events and places which generated the most posts and check-ins was collated and then the data to create global and country-level rankings.

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Top check-ins in India: The places in India where most people checked-in were:

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Sukhdev dhaba, Murthal
Golden Temple, Amritsar
* Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, New Delhi
* Connaught Place, New Delhi
* Prasads IMAX, Hyderabad
India Gate, New Delhi
* Marine Drive, Mumbai
* Taj Mahal, Agra
* Starbucks Coffee , Connaught Place, New Delhi
* PVR , MBD Neopolis Jalandhar

If you want to look back at your own year on Facebook, a personalized look back can be seen here:  Facebook.com/YearInReview