15th Feb 18 Austin Clark
Twitter reacts to #BandAid30
Following the debut of Bob Geldof’s Band Aid charity Christmas single over the weekend during XFactor and its official launch on Capital FM, Twitter users from around the world are showing their support.
According to SocialBro, since the UK’s Capital FM’s official airtime exclusive, there have been over 157,500 Tweets sent surrounding the charity single. Overall, an massive 31,500 tweets were sent on average per hour. The charity single aims to raise money to support West Africa’s fight against Ebola, so hopefully the online support is a sign to come for the money raised for the charity.
Following from the UK’s 30,400 tweeters, the US came second with nearly 8,000 users tweeting, and Australia at a close third place with 2,700 users.
The most retweeted tweet on the topic goes to One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, and the official Twitter account for BandAid Thirty received a 287% increase in followers from 16th – 17th of November 2014.