- Fan following of the official Facebook page of ‘India Against Corruption’ (IAC) (Facebook.com/IndiaCOR) zoomed by a whopping figure of 2.13 Lakh. The page had 2.18 Lakh fans which reached to figure of 5.01 Lakh on August 28. Over 53,000 fans joined the page on the first day, i.e., August 16 itself.
- Other unofficial pages supporting the ant-corruption movement saw their number going up by a significant margin like the page ‘Join Anna Hazare’s Fast to Bring the Jan Lokpal Bill’ saw the fan numbers shooting from 38,000 fans on August 17 to over 59,000 fans on August 29.
- On Twitter, tweets revolving around key words like Anna Hazare, Ramleela Ground, Jan Lokpal and Team Anna members, were the dominating trend. “More than 1.7 lakh tweets mentioned 'Anna Hazare', 1.5 lakh tweets mentioned 'Jan Lokpal' and 32,000 tweets referred 'Ramlila Maidan' during August 16-27” said the ‘afaqs’ analysis on the issue.
- Official Twitter handle of IAC (Twitter.com/Janlokpal;@Janlokpal) saw its followers jump from 35,000 Lakh on August 15 to 1.09 Lakh on August 28.
- Klout score of @Janlokpal reached to 80 (higher than that of Amitabh Bachchan) from 68 as a result of the fast at the Ramleela Ground. (Klout.com scales the reach and influence of a Twitter handle).
- According to Pinstorm, a digital brand management firm, the Lokpal movement became the highest ever entry on the ‘India Influencer’ list. The India Influencer list tracks over 3,000 Indian online entities daily and ranks their influence based on their impact on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn besides others. This top 10 ranking puts the Jan Lokpal movement as being more influential online in India as compared to established online brands like Vodafone, MTV India.