Social media has the power to make or break people in our generation. People get famous overnight or have their reputations tarnished. 2018 has been a roller coaster ride in every aspect and social media was no different. We looked back upon some personalities that were made celebrities by the grace of social media this year! Behold the social media celebrities of 2018.

I don’t think the long-running debate of whether social media is cultivating a positive or negative environment is ever going to end. But what can be said for certain is that once you catch the attention of netizens, regardless of whether the thing is smart or extremely dumb, you can catch fame in no time!

Here’s a list of people that became social media celebrities 2018 and boy, some of them are unexpected.

1. Priya Varrier: How can we forget the girl that was practically the entire nation’s crush with just a wink?

2. Chai Pee Lo aunty: Hello fraandss! Chai pee lo! (I’m cringing while typing this)

3. Rocky Theek Hai: Remember the guy who thinks he can get girls with his “charm”?

4. Nagma Awez: Nagma has become very popular as a tik tok-er this year and has uploaded many videos.

5. Srishti Dixit: Srishti from BuzzFeed gained popularity this year because of her witty, bold, and close to home videos that people loved!

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@shayanroy made me a meme. Turn on sound.

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6. Bhuvan Bam: The viral vine artist went sensational again with his Diamond Play Button!

7. Sandhya Menon: She was one of the key activists of the revolutionary #MeToo movement. She is an Indian American author and journalist.

8. Suknidh Kaur: She is an active LGBTQ and #MeToo activist. She is just 19 years old and has gained a lot of fame due to the survey that she conducted on homophobia in Indian schools.

9. Dancing Uncle: Not many people know this, but the sensational dancing uncle (Sanjeev Shrivastava) is actually an electronics professor and was quite overwhelmed with all the attention he got in one night!

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Cool uncle' professor Sanjeev srivastava's killer dance moves on the #dancedeewane floor #dancemaster #dancelover #dabbuuncledance #dancedhamaka #dancinguncle @actor_sanjeev_srivastava #sanjeevshrivastava @govinda_herono1 #govinda @madhuridixitnene #madhuridixit @beingsalmankhan @iamsrk @ranveersingh @deepikapadukone @ravidubey2312 @niasharma90 @realhinakhan #salmankhan #sharukhkhan #ranveersingh #ravidubey #hinakhan #niasharma #aliabhat @imanveergurjar @aslimonalisa @vikrant8235 @ravikishann @dineshlalyadav @amrapalidubey_ @manupunjabim3 @banij @lopamudraraut @rohanmehra #manveergurjar #monalisa #vikrantsinghrajpoot #dineshlalyadav #ravikishan #amrapali #manveer #manupunjabi #monalisa #ladyrocknrolla #lopamudraraut #rohanmehra #rahuldev #navinprakash #salmankhan

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10. Saraa Ali Khan: The stunning and talented debutante received love in heaps and bundles by the social media this year and she’s already become youngsters’ favorite!

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#TereBin out tomorrow ????

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11. Taimur Ali Khan: Do I even need to write anything besides this munchkin’s name? Saif and Kareena’s adorable son is not just theirs but the apple of media’s eyes too!

12. Lil Tay: The 9-year-old YouTube and Instagram hit was in limelight due to her crass videos and then again when she completely vanished off the social media surface.

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Lil Tay acting normal Follow @bhabbhabieportugal (me) for more?

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13. Deepak Kalal: The man who is apparently all set to marry Rakhi Sawant has become famous due to his weird antics. (Honestly, I didn’t survive through 5 seconds of any of his videos)

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Some kochakoch Moments with ma love @rakhisawant2511

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Like I mentioned, it doesn’t take long for anyone to gain popularity in this day and age. Be it someone as stupid as Rocky or someone as intellectual as Sandhya Menon.

Let us know what you think of this “give attention to anything that comes along the way” pattern of our generation.