Since everything that happens must now microblogged within seconds of — if not actually during — its occurence, let’s take a look at how The Great East Coast Shakefest of 2011 was covered on Twitter.
Some chose to tie the news to current events:
Apparently, now that Nick Ashford is dead, the earth is no longer solid as a rock.less than a minute ago via web
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WILL AND JADA ALLEGEDLY BREAK UP ACCORDING TO OK MAGAZINE.less than a minute ago via web
Some saw the opportunity for pop culture/new media/techonology references:
There was culinary humor:
Naturally, the West Coast couldn’t wait to tell us how jaded and blase they are about geological disturbances:
And, perhaps inevitably, some got meta about Twitter:
That was just like the old days, when the ‘49ers immediately wrote down their funniest earthquake quips and gave them to carrier pigeons.less than a minute ago via web
And that’s how it happened. I’m a little disappointed in all of you. Except Pareene. Chris Christie fat jokes are gold, I tell ya. Gold!