Science & technology
Coca-Cola Rated Next sets new Twitter record
Publish Date: May 27, 2014
Coca-Cola Rated Next sets new Twitter record
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Cecilia Okoth and Arthur Oyako

The just concluded Coca-Cola Rated Next season two Sing It competition which saw 14-year-old Ruth Grace Namatovu scoop the grand prize of sh50m has gone viral on Twitter, a social media platform.

The event that peaked a few minutes after the 9:00pm climax on Sunday evening registered 5.9 million impressions and engaged over 110 users who collectively sent out about 1,200 tweets.

This made the #CRN2 tag the most interactive item on the Ugandans Twitter discussion boards hosted at http:/teamuot.com.

Before handing over the dummy cheque together with Century Bottling Company’s sales and marketing manager, Rob Davis, Vision Group’s chief executive officer, Robert Kabushenga, took to a selfie of himself, Davis and Namatovu and posted it on Twitter.

“Selfie with Rob Davies, Country Sales & Marketing for Coke. Backstage just before handing out the prize #CRN2,” he tweeted.

Another tweet from the The Observer read, “14-year-old Ruth Grace is the Ultimate WINNER of #CRN2 singing competition & sh50m.”

Yansakata video out tweeted, “Congratulations to the @UrbanTVUganda Team. U pulled that #CRN2 Off Successfully,” However, some fans ranted about Namatovu winning the price instead of Ssekitoleko. Mutasaaga Benjamin tweeted: “I am not happy. You guys know at the back of your small heads that Charles is the winner.”

Big Eye Uganda also tweeted, “Was Charles cheated out of a win @ #CRN2?”

A journey that started in January with thousands of hopefuls auditioning from all regions of the country was chiselled down to only a handful, and then to the final four, from which only one had to reign supreme.

Susan Nsibirwa, Vision Group’s marketing manager, hailed the company for making the show a success. She tweeted, “To the team that makes me shine @RatedNextUG @UrbanTVUganda @djbeekay”.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Galileo satellites lose their way in space
Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday....
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight Friday, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again....
Facebook awards
Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications....
Apple
Freshly split Apple shares closed at a high on Tuesday, with investors evidently betting the California company will debut popular new gadgets, perhaps a smart watch and an iPhone 6....
Vision Group
At least 15 tech-savvy journalists have been deployed to man social media during the much-anticipated fourth edition of Vision Group’s Pakasa Forum this Saturday....
China Mobile net profit drops 8.5% on competition, regulation
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, said its half-year net profit fell by 8.5 percent, blaming the downturn on fierce competition and market reforms....
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter