Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Nasrmania: Don’t talk to me, I am busy tweeting!  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) For those who follow on Saudi sports, it is an exceptional season in the local football league. Al-Nasr, the yellow and blue team of the capital, is giving its supporters a season to remember and cherish for a lifetime. The team seems to be unbeatable and unstoppable this season. After clinching the Crown Prince Cup a couple of weeks ago, the team is making a steady progress toward the league title, after around 20 years from the last win, with zero defeats so far.And with the supporters’ howls of support, screams of enthusiasm and tears of joy that are fueling the team to do better and go further, there is another arena that the supporters of Al-Nasr seem to be winning as well; the social media.Just around the midseason, when the team started to demonstrate its abilities and show its resolve as a serious contender for the season’s titles, the team supporters took over Twitter by using one of the most popular hashtags the Saudi Twitter scene has witnessed recently; the Arabic hashtag that translates approximately to: Leading the league, do not talk to me!Showing the power of social media, the hashtag became, literally, the talk of the country. On TV shows, in newspapers, between friends, at home and in the office, you could find at least one who mentions the hashtag in one way or the other.And as the team kept its electrifying performance intact, the hashtag kept growing on Twitter and started to make an impact on other social media platforms particularly YouTube. Videos of fans, voicing out their support for their favorite team by repeating the hashtag in different scenarios and different situations, spread like fire.Unlike most of the hashtags that got popular in Saudi Arabia, especially those related to sports, this hashtag comes across as a creatively influential, full of positivity. It is known that for a team to lead, to win, and to keep going, it needs its fans’ enthusiasm to fuel its spirit and via social networks, Al-Nasr fans are doing exactly the same.Now the funny thing is, according to different sources, the hashtag was not created by Al- Nasr fans nor was it meant to support Al-Nasr in the first place. Ironically, it was created by a fan of their rival, Al Hilal, and he meant it for Arsenal, the well known English team, when they secured the top position in the Premier League. Nevertheless, adapting it, spreading it and using it creatively has definitely become a trademark of Al-Nasr fans. It is the power of social media.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2014 - Emirates to launch service to Oslo, BrusselsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Airlines is expanding its European network by launching two more destinations, Gulf News reported.Starting from September 2, Emirates will fly daily to Oslo, Norway, becoming the ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepensThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted yesterday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.The ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Palestinian, Israeli boys pitch up for football friendlyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) After a traumatic summer of war and death, Israeli and Palestinian children squared off yesterday for games of football, just kilometres away from the devastated Gaza ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Dubai's Maritime sector contributed 4.6% to GDPMENAFN
(MENAFN) Maritime sector in Dubai contributed 4.6 per cent to Dubai's GDP, or the equivalent of USD3.91 billion, Gulf News reported.The local maritime industry is considered to be a key cornerstone ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Bahraini EDB, Japanese JISA sign MoCMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB) signed a memorandum of co-operation with Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA), Gulf Daily News reported.The ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Kia Motor's sales drop 3 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kia Motors Corporation, South Korea's second largest automaker, announced that its August sales dropped 3 percent compared to the same month last year, QNA reported.The automaker attributed ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Emirates has no interest in Qantas sharesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Airlines said they are not interested in investing in the international operations of Qantas, The Peninsula Qatar reported. In the most drastic restructuring step since Qantas was ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Qatar prepare to take on MoroccoThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Players of the Qatar national football team in action during a training session in Casablanca, Morocco, yesterday. Qatar take on Morocco in a friendly on Wednesday and play ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Qatar- Rally of LebanonThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's Abdulaziz Al Kuwari (extreme right) raises trophy during the presentation of the 37th Rally of Lebanon in Beirut. Al Kuwari finished third in the race won by local ...

 Sep 2 2014 - Qatar- QFA fines Al Arabi coach QR30,000The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Football Association's Disciplinary Committee handed a warning and a QR30,000 fine to Al Arabi head coach Dan Petrescu for his behaviour during his side's game against ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help