Quotes: 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.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 6 2015 - Iraq, ExxonMobil eye oil agreementsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp is set to make a deal with Iraqi government to restructure oil agreements in such a way that Iraq will meet its near-term cash needs, Reuters reported.According ...

 Mar 6 2015 - Qatar, Luxembourg to sign financial cooperation dealMENAFN
(MENAFN) A financial delegation from Luxembourg is in Qatar in hopes of driving greater strategic cooperation between the two countries in the field of international finance, The Peninsula Qatar ...

 Mar 6 2015 - Egypt, Dubai's Arabtec to renegotiate terms for USD40b planMENAFN
(MENAFN) Arabtec's chairman is set to meet officials of Egypt's housing ministry to renegotiate terms of USD40 billion housing plan, Arabian Business reported.Egypt's housing minister is in talks ...

 Mar 6 2015 - MERS kills 10 more in Saudi, health campaign broadenedAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The MERS virus has killed 10 more people in Saudi Arabia over the past week, pushing the death toll above 400, as health officials broaden their campaign to halt its spread. Saudi ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi, South Korea consider trade expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) South Korean President announced that Korea and Saudi must try to diversify commercial cooperation with an emphasis on nuclear energy, renewable energy, education and health care, Arab News ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Etisalat plans to invest USD1.08b in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, also known as etisalat, is planning to invest USD952.7 to USD1.08 billion this year on its infrastructure, fiber optic and 4G networks as well as to ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Qatar seeks 7 percent growth in 2015 despite oil plungeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's economy is expected to grow 7 percent in 2015, as it forges ahead with huge infrastructure investment despite the drop in oil prices, leading economist said.The figure compares with ...

 Mar 5 2015 - French Assystem acquires 75 percent in Saudi RadiconMENAFN
(MENAFN) Assystem completed the acquisition of 75 percent stake in the Saudi Radicon Gulf Consult (Radicon) to create a new engineering offer in the Saudi market nominated Assystem Radicon, Saudi ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Dutch Vopak to expand Fujairah oil storage capacity in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dutch Vopak is set to build five crude oil storage tanks with total capacity of 478,000 cubic meters at the port of Fujairah in the UAE, Reuters reported.Vopak is already in a partnership ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi Kingdom Holding signs MoU with Korean Investment CorporationMENAFN
(MENAFN) Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), Saudi Gazette reported.The MoU is set at producing more opportunities in private equity ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

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

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

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
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


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


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help