As the Modi-Arnab interview on Frankly Speaking With Arnab generated numerous reviews and opinions nationwide, it has created quite a lot of conversation on social media too. Twitter is abuzz with 1,11,322 mentions. Conversations saw an upswing in the hours leading up to and following the highly anticipated interview; 9 pm to 10 pm was the one with highest mentions.
Frankly speaking with Arnab Goswami was definitely one of the most awaited interviews of the season, especially after the Arnab’s interview with Rahul Gandhi which took the social media by storm and #RahulSpeaksToArnab trended worldwide with close to 3 million tweets with this hashtag.
#ModiSpeaksToArnab was expected to drive similar response on the social media. There were a lot of conversations on twitter, however, the total mentions was marginally over 1.1 lakh.
62 per cent of conversations had a neutral sentiment, while 20 per cent were positive and 18 per cent negative.
A lot of celebrities tweeted their responses as well. Rahul Gandhi received 2602 posts, while Arvind Kejriwal received 629 posts.
The interesting observations to note here are :
Modi was asked a lot of questions about the Gandhis and a lot of conversation around Rahul Gandhi, comparison of the two interviews was expected which is evident in the infographic as well.
Although there were no questions about AAP and Arvind Kejriwal, there were still a large number of tweets around these topics.
Nearly 78 per cent of these conversations were driven by men, with a lot of celebs also joining in the conversations.
Though a lot of jokes were going around, there was a general feeling that Modi did a far better job at handling Arnab Goswami than Rahul Gandhi.
Data and infographic from Germin8