If you've been on twitter recently then you might have noticed the trending topic . Trending topics on twitter reflect some of the most popular topics taking place on the social networking site, but it's quite rare to see Jordan – or 'Jordan' tweeps – figuring so prominently.
Things started in Dubai with the hash tag , and then spread to Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan. The hashtag began around the 10 of January, and was all about localizing international and Hollywood movies and giving them a popular twist.
For example, the #DubaiMovies hash tag started with turning ‘the sound of music’ into ‘The sound of the prayer call’. It was shorly followed by and ‘Dude, where’s my camel’. touched on deportation issues in the UAE with his ‘The Minority Deport.’
’The Saudi’s then followed suit with comical remarks on their society such as : ‘One missed call = come on, the driver is outside’, while also sarcastically turned the movie ‘Gone in 60 seconds’ to ‘The Paycheck’
The Jordanians were not starters of this trend, as they were last year with #Top50Jo, but they sure liked this idea, inundating #JordanMovies with all kinds of tweets. All were funny, some were bordering on dark comedy and satire, but it was pretty obvious that most took this chance to blow off some steam: issues ranged from unfinished construction projects all the way to university and street violence.
We'll leave you with a couple of examples, and let's see what happens next year:
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