Saudi Arabia continued to be one of the most important Twitter markets in 2018 as well, and Twitter continued with its position as a popular channel of communication in the country.
A recap of what dominated Twitter in the year gone shows that the top tweet, in terms of number of retweets, went to King Salman.
الحمد لله الذي مَنَّ على بلادنا بنعمة الأمن والأمان والاستقرار، وأكرمنا بخدمة الحرمين الشريفين.
نتطلع مع ذكرى يومنا الوطني المجيد إلى مزيد من الإنجاز لتحقيق الخير والازدهار للوطن وشعبه.
— سلمان بن عبدالعزيز (@KingSalman) September 23, 2018
Sports being one of the biggest conversations in the country showed hashtags for football matches among the most posted and reposted tweets. These included الهلال_الاتحاد AlHilal vs. AlIttihad, النصر_الاهلي Al nasr vs. Al Ahli, الاهلي_الهلال Al Ahli vs.Al Hilal and النصر_الباطن Al Nasr vs. Al Baten.
The most mentioned Saudi football club accounts in the year were:
Alhilal_FC Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club based in Riyadh
AlNassrFC Al-Nassr a Saudi Football Club based in Riyadh
ittihad Official Account of Ittihad Saudi Club
ALAHLI_FC Al-Ahli Football Club based in Jeddah
alwehdaclub1 Al Wehda Club official account
And the most mentioned Saudi athlete accounts were SamiAlJaber, a retired football striker from Saudi Arabia; Y20, KSA former footballer; omaralsomah, a professional footballer in Al Ahli Saudi club and M_Abdullah_9, a former professional footballer in Al Nasr Saudi club.
In terms of the events that saw onliners most active on Twitter, Ramadan (رمضان) took the lead. This was followed by اليوم_الوطني88 88th National day, يوم_عرفه The Day of Arafah, an Islamic holiday and الحج Hajj Pilgrimage