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PH shows some K-Pop love in hashtag contest on Twitter

/ 07:05 PM June 03, 2016
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The Philippines currently ranks fifth in a global hashtag competition launched by Twitter for Korean group Bangtan Boys (BTS).

Twitter announced that as of May 26, the Philippines is the fifth country in the world with the most mentions of the hashtag #BTS and #LoveBTS.

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Brazil tops the list, followed by Thailand, Turkey and South Korea. Other countries in the top 10 include Indonesia, Japan, United States, Russia and Malaysia.

Twitter said a total of 16 million tweets were generated with the hashtag globally since the contest started last May 13. It will run until 8 a.m. of June 11, Manila time.

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The competition uses a custom-made emoji for the Korean group, the first time that a special emoji was designed for K-Pop artists.

Twitter said BTS will send a special video clip of the group’s thank you message to the top five countries which used the emoji most frequently during the 30-day campaign. YG/RAM

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