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The availability of research on web is an important factor to determine its societal impact. The inability of traditional citation based metrics to provide a complete picture of web based scholarly content has given rise to alternative or to better say complementary way of measuring the impact of research, “Altmetrics”. The phenomenon of altmetrics has received global attention for its role to share research and allows visualization of important and interesting papers from a specific research area and time period. The current study attempts to analyze the articles (Top 100) that have caught the public attention in 2015 as revealed by the Altmetric.com. The paper explores the disciplinary nature, contributing source, publishing body, authorship and collaboration pattern of the articles. It also spotlights the Institutional and geographical distribution of the articles along with the tools where articles were shared and discussed. The study is first of its kind to analyze the articles that have made their mark on the social media in the year-2015.