The year 2017 was an eventful one, to say the least. Apart from everything that made us laugh with meme materials to hashtags that gave a voice to our outrage time and again, we lived, laughed, loved, shared and thrived on social media. Many things and topics caught our fancy, getting us invested with our hearts and minds.
A major part of our digital existence included the celebrities who entertained us, gave us #goals, and became our aspiration. Talking about 2017 and Cricket, Virat Kohli ruled the social media platform as well with over 37 million followers on Facebook, a highly successful season of home cricket and his dream wedding with Anushka Sharma as per the data collected and analyzed by CBScore. The former Captain Cool MS Dhoni is on his way to achieve cult status with a 20 million strong Facebook fan base. Even with just 63 posts in 2017 compared to Virat Kohli’s 276 posts, his like score is not that far behind than the current Indian captain’s. In fact, Dhoni’s comment score is a bit higher than Kohli’s, which means people simply love to voice out their love for Dhoni.
On the political front, CBScore statistics indicate that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to demonstrate how to leverage social media to the best advantage. With 43 million followers and 682 posts in 2017, our social media savvy PM garnered a total of 86,295,424 likes, 1,914,929 comments and 3,149,848 shares. His close aide and BJP President Amit Shah did fairly well with 11 million followers, a total of 753 posts, an average of 24,634 likes, 475 comments and 1,389 shares per post. Meanwhile, the newly elected Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi became highly active towards the end of the year during Gujarat elections, engaging his 15.6 lakh plus followers with 657 posts, with an average like number of 5,327 per post. Clearly, he needs to step up his game in 2018.
And when it comes to social media, how can our Bollywood celebrities be left behind? As expected from them, they continued keeping their fans engaged. CBScore analysis show that Ranveer Singh flaunted his royal look and his love for Deepika time and again, generating an impressive Like Score of 0.659. His account was highly active with 287 posts during 2017 and a massive total of 17,897,407 likes. His bae and our sweetheart Deepika Padukone sizzled as usual with 34 million followers, an average of 83,768 likes, 1,444 comments and 1,111 shares per post. Priyanka Chopra kept her 36 million fans and followers busy with 667 posts in 2017 with a total of 45,621,276 likes. Following her dream wedding in Italy, Anushka Sharma garnered a lot of love and admiration with an average of 39,228 likes and 1,380 comments per post.
King Khan made sure his 24 million plus fans always had something to look forward to with 306 posts and an average of 122,094 likes per post. Clearly, 2017 was owned by these celebrities, with many other noteworthy mentions like Sonam Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna, Kalki Koechlin, and many others. Here’s looking forward to bigger and better numbers and more interesting stuff to look forward to in 2018!