Social media enthusiast Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the charts of Facebook under the most-viewed topic in India this year, while at the global level, he is among the top 10, where US President Barack Obama leads the pack.
Modi, who earlier this week figured as the sole non-Bollywood celebrity who made the cut to the top 10 slots of most-followed Indians on Twitter, was ranked No.9 on Facebook globally, under the category of topics. Only three other people are on the top 10 list for India — late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, actors Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone — which is otherwise dominated by events.
The No.2 topic from India is e-commerce boom, followed by Kalam, “Baahubali: The Beginning" and Nepal Earthquake. Apart from Twiter and Facebook, Modi not only has a Youtube channel but also has a mobile app that helps people get his messages directly on their phones. He also has own websites — personal and under the Prime Minister's Office — to connect with the people.
Under the topic 'places', the Taj Mahal occupies the second place and India Gate in the national capital ranks first. It was followed by Marine Drive in Mumbai, Nandi Hills in Bengaluru and Gateway of India in Mumbai.