Modi selfie trends big on Twitter

Modi selfie trends big on Twitter

Modi selfie trends big on Twitter

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's selfie after casting his vote in Gandhinagar, as also a tweet announcing the same, became major trending items on the micro-blogging platform Twitter today.

Twitter said Modi's selfie tweet was the "most re-tweeted" item today, while #SelfieWithModi was second on most trending topics across India.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh topped the trend list while topics related to AAP also figured prominently.

According to Twitter data, there were close to 7 lakh tweets related to elections today as the seventh phase of polling took place in 89 seats in various parts of the country. Among these, nearly 2 lakh were related to Modi while AAP came second with over 66,000 tweets. There were over 16,000 tweets specifically about Modi's selfie.

Modi's tweet where he has posted a selfie showing his inked finger and his party's symbol lotus were retweeted over 2,800 times.

Selfie refers to a self-portrait photograph that people take through their hand-held devices and post the same on social networks. It has become a rage in recent months especially when Danish Prime Minister Helle-Thorning Schmidt took a 'selfie' along with US President Barack Obama and British Premier David Cameron at the Nelson Mandela memorial. The picture of selfie being taken found its way to social media in a big way.

Also American celebrity Ellen DeGeneres posted her self-portrait photograph on Twitter along with a host of Hollywood stars during this year's Oscars.