Even if concerts, film screenings, fan meets, and expos are being put on hold for 2020, fandoms still found a home on Twitter. In fact, interaction between fans and supporting their favorites became more prominent than ever during the current pandemic.
Whether it’s supporting local talents such as MayWard and SB19 or becoming one of the BTS ARMY, becoming a fan is never lonesome on Twitter. Here are three things every fan can easily do to make their Twitter account fandom-ready!
- Follow fan conversations
One of the most popular ways for fans to communicate and receive updates on Twitter is through fan Twitter accounts. Run by some of the most devoted fans, these accounts also set hashtags to trend and even provide translations or update briefs, helping fellow fans anywhere to stay up-to-date and closer to their favorites.
Follow us, we are the official funclub of #brightwin in the Philippines. We provide latest update about @bbrightvc and @winmetawin. Together let's support our babies 💚 #อัลเทอร์มาจีบ #คั่นกูEP4 #คั่นกู #2getherTheSeries #brightwin #BrightWinPH https://t.co/gn6Lw4qw8S
— OFFICIAL BrightWin Philippines 🇵🇭 (@BrightWinPhil) March 13, 2020
To get started, simply search for your favourite artists’ names on Twitter, and look through some of the top Tweets that show up — fan accounts will often mention fans and the actor or artist name in the bio, such as “fan account,” “fanbase,” or other similar terms– then hit the follow button for the account you like.
- Join the conversation yourself
Use Hashtags to sort through all of the Tweets about your favorites and know what is talked about for the day. Fans also show their support through “hashtag parties” where they all join forces to make their hashtag trend.
From giving relief to typhoon victims to creating a fundraiser to supporting the different genders. Yes, that's my fandom or more preferably my family.
— KAY-FUR not KEE-FER // #bbngmgabbs // logged out (@unic0695) May 31, 2020
Want to know what’s trending for the day? Trends by nature are determined by an algorithm and are tailored based on who you follow, your interests, and your location. On desktop, you can view trends for a specific location by clicking Change in your trends box. You can choose to Keep tailored trends based on your location and who you follow, or you can select Change to choose a nearby location or search locations.
- From online to real-life connections
The current pandemic halted all fan meets or cupsleeve events. Fortunately, fans found a way to innovate and even spearhead projects for good causes. For example, fans of NCT Dream’s (@NCTsmtown_DREAM) Na Jaemin created a birthday fan project that benefits local jeepney drivers. Fans of Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) and Angel Locsin (@143redangel) also gave full support for their respective efforts, #DoNationDrive and #UniTENTweStandPH. This shows that being a fan is also about sharing love to anyone who needs it.
Angel Locsin never ceases to amaze me. It’s been more than a decade since I’ve started fangirling hard and every time she comes up with something like this, I just stan harder and harder than ever. Napaka-busilak ng puso. Talagang nag-iisa. @143redangel #UniTENTweStandPH
— Christian Capuyan (@itsxtiancapuyan) March 27, 2020
Enjoy meaningful discussions with your fandom friends on Twitter through this new conversation setting.
No matter what you’re a fan of, there’s a fan community for it on Twitter. Connections can start from a conversation, so do not hesitate to Tweet and interact with your fellow fans on Twitter!