Thursday, February 26, 2009

How fads get started

This was posted on Twitter yesterday at about noon CST.

For the next 6 hours, "Armageddon" was the most popular topic on Twitter. Interestingly, tea didn't make the list, though Google did throw up ads advertising tea for the next few hours if you did a search for Armageddon. I think my favorite responses to come out of this were:
An awful lot of votes coming in for Armageddon, & one vote for Pepsi.It's a good thing it's not a democracy or the world wd end in 24 people
and
Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say "what kind of tea?" People.I love you all, but...(shakes head)
I find it rather impressive that from one simple comment, an entire social networking system can be thrown into a discussion regarding the end of the world, tea, a Bruce Willis film, and, perhaps most entertainingly, questions about why everyone is talking about Armageddon.

1 comment:

--jeff * said...

i miss blizzards, too.

and i've never seen armageddon, even though i own it.