U-kiss' multi-cultural baby-faced resident Alexander or Xander to most fans has been a very busy tweeter on the 14th and the 15th of February. On the 14th of February, an interesting trending pattern took place on the Twitter-sphere where 5 out of 10 trends consisted of Kpop related topics. These include: #withUkiss, #YouSHINeeMyDay, #TVXQwithallmyheart, #HappyJaebumtinesDay and #BBisTheSmex. As ardent Kpoppers tweet their Kpop loves onto the trending board they gleefully post replies to Alexander informing him of their latest achievement of making #withUKiss a trend. On an unrelated note, these trends thankfully knocked #TheWorldLovesMiley off the TT board.
Screenshots of trending 100214: Here
The 15th of February, approximately 9pm to 11pm Seoul time, saw more tweeting action from Alexander as he supports a new trending topic: #Love. However, the first few minutes of trying to trend "#Love" were immediately wasted as Twitter did not recognize such a common keyword. Fans once again steered Alexander towards a new topic: #LoveisUnity
. Alexander's constant feedback delighted fans thereby creating an increase of fan activity from other fandoms to support #LoveisUnity
. It reached no.2 and later dropped to no.3 on the board. The word "U-kiss" also made it to no.5 on the TT board.
Alexander also made shout-outs to international fans by calling out countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, USA and Norway. He also made short references and dedicated entries to Australia, Japan, Portugal, Mexico, Finland, Brunei (which in his words "reminds me of WuChun of Fahrenheit
), Sweden, India, France, London (UK), Turkey, Brazil, Scotland, New Zealand, Italy, Macau, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Florida (US), and Belgium.
His tweets also revealed that he didn't know that fellow member Eli's twitter account was indeed Eli's and not some impostor's. Alexander mentioned that the members of U-kiss only lived together during the filming of U-kiss Vampire. He also told fans that he has called Kevin and asked him to be his housemate. Throughout his twitter happy session, he replies to Kevin such as this one "@Kevinwoo91 Well.. I'm really glad to have Kevin as my member to spread love wit me~ #LoveisUnity God sent him~ He's our angel!! <3 LOL!"
Kevin also joins Alexander by tweeting #LoveisUnity from his own account.
It's certainly fascinating to have a genuine Kpop artist actively take an interest in the international fans not to mention participate in their trending sessions. Hopefully more Korean idols will discover the connectivity that Twitter has to offer the international fandom and most of all, stay active.
Screenshot of trending 100215:Here
(at no.3 + U-Kiss at no.5)
Screenshot of Alexander's twitter page:HERE
Source: Alexander's Twitter account
+ personal real time fan experience & interpretation.
. Written for Omonatheydidnt@livejournal Yup, I wrote this because I felt that he deserved a mention. Especially so when the Kpop artist directly responds to international fans.And yes, I did spam him like crazy. LOL XD