Phenomenal ‘AlDub’ breaks Twitter records anew

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The Eat Bulaga’s popular ‘kalyeserye’ segment featuring the tandem of actor Alden Richards and Dubsmash sensation Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, registered 12.1 million tweets thus setting a new all-time high record for its latest hashtag, #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate.

The hashtag refers to the first face-to-face encounter of Alden and Yaya Dub after two failed attempts. The past eight weeks saw the television couple only got to interact via split-screen. On their second monthsary last Saturday, they finally got to eyeball but with a long dining table separating them. The Saturdate put millions of Filipinos in excitement and love chills particularly for their legions of followers known collectively as AlDub Nation.

A web programmer worked closely with another user to monitor the hashtag count by the hour of the whole Saturday. According to their final and unofficial report, the #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate hit a total of 12,125,300 tweets by 12 am Sunday.

Senior vice president and chief operations officer of Tape Inc. Malou Choa-Fagar, gives credits to the fans for the record-breaking tweets. For her part, Jenny Ferre, creative head of “Eat Bulaga, said the AlDub phenomenon was more than accidental and experimental, too.