For a month, starting yesterday, June 14, 2018, 32 national teams will battle it out on the football pitch in Russia for a chance to lift the coveted FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy. Using the hashtag #Worldcup, football lovers around the world discussed the long awaited tournament on social media.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 14, 2018
— Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) June 14, 2018
The opening ceremony;
— rachel (@snarchaeologist) June 14, 2018
The World Cup kicked off with a match between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia, leading to 5-0 defeat in the favour of Russia. Here are a few reactions.
Saudi Arabia when they see Suarez and Cavani.. https://t.co/yWEeBRO0I6
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) June 14, 2018
— rafa (@rafagmno) June 14, 2018
Quick check on Russia during the World Cup…and there's a bear playing a vuvuzela.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 14, 2018
Follow the conversation here. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.
Social media influencers are unemployed
This week, a Nigerian Twitter user caused an uproar on the social media platform when she tweeted that social media influencer is “such a cute name for unemployed”. Tweet below.
It created such an uproar that even social media influencers from other parts of the world reacted.
Your WCW recently tweeted: “Social media influencer” is such a cute name for “unemployed”.
If only she knows how huge brands invest in influencing marketing, she probably won't have tweeted that dumb tweet. All I see is ignorance, nothing more. Tueh!
— David Akinmoyede (@iamdamilosky) June 12, 2018
So you people are social media influencer shaming now? Wow.
You sha want people to stay unemployed doing nothing so you can shame them further. Influencers earn more than most mid-level salary earners yunno?
— 🐼 gвє∂υ мαѕтєя 🐼 (@iDREYY) June 13, 2018
“Sucess stories” of influencers
When I quit my retail jobs in college and did YouTube full time, my checks were more than I ever made at any of my jobs. So don’t sit here and say social media influencers and YouTube’s are “unemployed” when in reality they making more than y’all making at jobs y’all HATE. bye.
— Des P (@gwaperella) June 14, 2018
Social media influencers are sitting in the comfort of their homes caking, while the ones who get to work 5am and are still owed 3 months 50k salary are calling them unemployed. Wild
— Femi (@MrOkeke_) June 14, 2018
Read more here.
The holy month of Ramadan where Muslim faithfuls around the world observe their yearly fasting and penance comes to an end today. Here’s how brands and celebrities from around the world are celebrating with their Muslim friends.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 14, 2018
Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating 💛✨✨
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) June 15, 2018
Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim followers 🙏🏽✨
— Radja Nainggolan (@OfficialRadja) June 14, 2018
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) June 15, 2018
Eid Mubarak to all my friends. Enjoy it with peace and love.🙏
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) June 15, 2018
Back home in Nigeria
As the sun illuminates the morning of Eid El Fitr, May Allah's blessing and Mercy illuminate the entire humanity. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Eid, pray, eat, drink and enjoy your day. I wish all Nigerians a very happy successful Ramadan ending and a blissful Eid El Fitr.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) June 15, 2018
As we end the Holy Month of #Ramadan, may the blessings of the Almighty Allah (SWT) bring you and your families happiness and peace; and may our nation and all its people continue to adhere to the lessons of tolerance, perseverance and love. #EidMubarak https://t.co/PBqArmUPNX
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 15, 2018
May the blessings of this Eid el Fitr fill your heart with peace and bring lots of happiness to the muslim Umma and all Nigerians.
Happy Eid el Fitr from TStv Africa.
— TSTV (@tstvafrica) June 15, 2018
Happy Eid-El-Fitr to all my Muslim followers.
— maziibe.eth (@maziibe_) June 15, 2018
To all our muslim friends, we wish you a wonderful celebration. Eid Mubarak!