As Twitter celebrated its 11th year of Hashtag Day on August 23, 2018, Guinness World Records tweeted about AlDub’s record-breaking 40.7 million tweets achieved on October 24, 2015.
Guinness World Records tweeted: “DYK, the most used hashtag in 24 hours on @Twitter was #AlDubEBTamangPanahon, with 40,706,392 uses from 24 Oct – 25 Oct 2015, inspired by a benefit concert and celebrity couple AlDub from the Philippines TV show @EatBulaga #hashtagday”
Source: Guinness World Records (@GWR) on Twitter
AlDub is the collective term for the love team or tandem of Alden Richards (age 26) and Maine Mendoza [age 23] (a.k.a. “Yaya Dub“), who top billed the “Kalyeserye” series on the Philippines’ longest noontime show, “Eat Bulaga“.
The hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon was used during Eat Bulaga’s “Sa Tamang Panahon“, a sold out concert held at the Philippine Arena, with a 55,000 seating capacity.
Guinness World Records already gave recognition to the feat of what is known as the AlDub nation (fans of AlDub) way back March 2016, not through the August 23, 2018 tweet, as some publications imply.
In fact, the Guinness World Records cited the AlDub hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon as one of the five key tweets in Twitter history on the 10th Anniversary of Twitter on March 21, 2016.
AlDub’s 41 million tweets broke the FIFA record of 35.6 million Twitter posts established in July, 2014.
The AlDub Nation was aiming for 36 million tweets at that time to symbolize the 36 years of Eat Bulaga back in 2015.
How the 40.7 million tweets was achieved
After the release of the official hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon on the first few minutes of October 24, 2015, the hashtag shot to the top on Twitter’s trending topics in the Philippines and Worldwide in under 30 minutes.
In less than an hour, the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon got 1 million tweets and by 1:00 AM, the tweets shot up to 2.45 million.
At 6:40 PM, the hashtag count registered more than 29 million tweets, surpassing the Super Bowl record of 28.4 million tweets as early as 6:30 PM.
Less than an hour later or at 7:22 PM, the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon passed the 30 million mark.
Just before 12 midnight of October 24, 2015 (Philippine time, GMT +8), the AlDub nation managed to surpass the 40 million mark.
As verified by Twitter and the Guinness World Records, the tweets for the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon reached a total usage count of 40,706,392.
For almost 3 years now, the Guinness World Record for the “most used hashtag in 24 hours” of AlDub has remained unmatched by any other Twitter hashtag.
AlDub 2018 on Twitter
But Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (now also collectively known as MaiChard) are still co-hosts of Eat Bulaga and continue to have a strong presence on Twitter and other social media platforms, with AlDub still the Top Love Team on Twitter from January to June 2018.
The AlDub Nation is now aiming for 1 billion accumulated tweets and hopes to set a new record for AlDub. According to an AlDub fan with username @boogiewoogie80, the ALDUB hashtags had more than 955 million tweets as of August 23, 2018.