The #KathNiel Twitter craze

Stacy De Jesus
If this were not in cyberspace, the Bernardo-Padilla craze would be a din

FANDOM. The KathNiel craze on cyberspace

MANILA, Philippines – ‘Effortlessly trending!’

This is what fans of actors Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo say every time their idols trend on social media.

The young couple’s tandem, called KathNiel, has been trending almost every night the past few weeks in the Philippines. 

They occupied 4 spots in Twitter’s trending topics early Sunday morning, September 8. 

   

They can take up as much as 6. 

If it’s not “KathNiel,” it would be their ABS-CBN Philippine television series “Got to Believe” taking over the trends. In this program, Bernardo is Cristina Carlotta “Chichay” Tampipi, and Padilla, Joaquin San Juan-Manansala.



A scan of just the hashtag KathNiel (#KathNiel) on online monitoring tool Radian6 would show that they are literally the talk of town.

Never mind #KathNielAtStarMagicBall2013, #KathNielOnPrimetimeSoonAfterTVP, #GotToBelieveInKathNielMagic, and other related hashtags that trend almost as fast as they were coined.

They have been receiving an average of 1,500 mentions online everyday for the past month. 

Mentions reached as high as 6,443 on September 7, during the Star Magic Ball 2013 where the teen stars stole the scene with their charm, and took home the Couple of the Night award.



Avid fans always give it their all for their idols, but there will be those who stand out.

If this discussion weren’t happening in the virtual world, the cheers for the two stars would be deafening.

That said, I think it’s cool that teens have role models to look up to. We can only thank the heavens so much they’re not involved in drugs or any sort of scandal.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, keep the fandom going! That’s “the KathNiel spirit!” – Rappler.com

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