Twitter Launches Ramadan Hashflags
Publish Date: 7/1/2014 Code: 31540

Twitter Launches Ramadan Hashflags

Twitter has introduced its second set of "hashflags" for users observing Ramadan and celebrating Eid, following from the state-specific flags introduced during the world cup.



Twitter Launches Ramadan Hashflags


Users of the service tweeting #Ramadan or #Eid, in Arabic or English will see special icons – a crescent moon and Arabic calligraphy, respectively – next to the tags.

 "This week, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will observe the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar as Ramadan, the month of fasting," says Twitter. "And they will also gather on Twitter to share their celebration. In fact, based on our research, people sent more than 74.2m tweets about Ramadan from around the world last year."

 Twitter s data team put together a visualization to show how users tweeted about Ramadan in 2013. In the US, "long summer days mean that people often tweet about how hungry and thirsty they are during Ramadan", while in the UK and Malaysia, the word "happy" predominates. Prayer, or Salat, is mentioned most often in Ramadan tweets from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt".


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