Movember: Growing Tweets and Facial Hair

All the guys have probably shaved their mustaches already, but we were wondering which countries tweeted the most about Movember! Which three countries raised the most awareness of men´s health issues thanks to Twitter?

Movember: Growing Tweets and Facial Hair

Everyone is talking (and tweeting) about Movember. For those of you unfamiliar with this campaign, let’s discuss what it’s about. Each November, Movember asks men around the world to grow mustaches in order to raise funds for awareness of men’s health issues. The first Movember mustaches were grown in Australia in 2003 and since then Movember and men’s health awareness has spread globally. Current Movember campaigns are found in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, South Africa, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. We measured the number of tweets starting from the 1st of November until the 30th, in order to find the top 3 countries with Movember posts.

The United Kingdom came in the lead with Movember tweets. Out of 366 272 tweets altogether, the UK posted 19% of them, arriving at 68 885 tweets total. The campaign caused a huge buzz in the UK, with the US following closely behind. In the United States, 55 029 tweets were posted, reaching 15% of overall tweets. The third place goes to Canada, with 35 793 tweets at 10%. It makes perfect sense that these would be leading countries, since Movember makes official campaigns in these countries, promoting facial hair and men’s health on the local level.

The 5 Movember Rules

So whether you are new to the Movember campaign, or have just decided to prepare for next year’s, here are five simple Movember rules to live by:

1. Each man participating in Movember must start off clean-shaven. Think of this as a sort of tabula rasa for your face.

2. If you decide to participate in Movember, you must grow your mustache for the duration of the month. Be sure to keep your mustache trimmed and groomed. You are representing the campaign on your face.

3. You must not allow your “Mo” to join your sideburns. Each mustache must grow independently of other facial hair.

4. Likewise, you cannot allow your “Mo” to extend to your chin. Look to Rule #3.

5. The Movember brother must conduct himself as a gentleman. Not only does your mustache promote awareness, but also your actions.

Staff Writer

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