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
 Jun 29 2016 - Media Invite: Nairobi Launch of Housing, Land and Property PublicationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Media Invite: Nairobi Launch of Housing, Land and Property Publication OSLO, Norway, June 28, 2016/APO/ -- TO: Media Agencies based in Nairobi, Kenya FROM: Norwegian Refugee Council, ...

 Jun 29 2016 - July 6 Telephonic Press Briefing with Margaret McKelvey, Director, Office of Assistance for Africa Bureau of Population, Refugees, and MigrationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) July 6 Telephonic Press Briefing with Margaret McKelvey, Director, Office of Assistance for Africa Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration WASHINGTON D.C., United States of ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Saudi's private wealth to post growth rate of 2.7 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Private wealth in Saudi Arabia is predicted to record a joined annual increase rate of 2.7 percent to reach USD2tr by 2020.Accordingly, in the coming five years, the growth of private wealth ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Oman acquires Treasury Bills value USD51.76mnMENAFN
(MENAFN) The whole value of Oman's Treasury bills amounted to USD51.76mn, for a whole year, from June 29, 2016 until June 28, 2017.Additionally, the average accepted price reached 98.720 for every ...

 Jun 29 2016 - DAMAC awards 25 contracts worth USD0.81bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) DAMAC Properties proclaimed that it awarded 25 construction and consultancy deals value USD0.81bn in H1 of this year.Meanwhile, contract awarded involve the main packages of more than 2,678 ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Government Policies to Drive the Industrial Construction Sector in UAE: Ken ResearchMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) • Driven by increasing population growth and supportive government policies, UAE's Industrial Construction Industry has become attractive to investors and thus is expected to ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Egypt's FDI grows by 49.3 percent to USD6.9bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt obtained 17.3 percent of whole foreign direct investment (FDI) in Arab nations last year, ranking third after the UAE and Saudi Arabia.Moreover, the UAE received USD11bn of FDI, making ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Saudi, Japan to discuss investment into Aramco IPOMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia and Japan will discuss Japanese investment into the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Riyadh-controlled Saudi Aramco.Accordingly, the kingdom exposed plans aimed at ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Tunisia's account balance expands to 1.9 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) The deficit of the recent account balance widened in Q1 this year to USD 0.79bn or 1.9 percent of GDP against USD 0.62bn or 1.6 percent of GDP in 2015.Moreover, this reflects the sharp drop ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Dubai's ICD profit reaches USD 7.48bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Investment Corporation of Dubai, or ICD posted a USD 7.48bn net profit for the year ended Dec 31, 2015.Furthermore, ICD is the investment arm of the Gov't of Dubai, which its net profit for ...

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