Trump Not Running For President: The Online Reaction
Looking at the way this information spread through social media gives a hint at how the country reacted to the news.
Donald Trump has chosen not to run in the 2012 presidential elections, and so far, the Internet seems rather jubilant about the news.
The New York Times‘s Social Media Editor Liz Heron tweeted that the newspaper’s Facebook post on Trump dropping out “was ‘Liked’ almost 400 times on Facebook in [the] first five minutes. Way higher than normal.”
So far, that story has been Liked more than 1,550 times on Facebook and is spreading around the web like wildfire.
CNN’s breaking news Twitter feed saw hundreds of retweets on its first two posts about the story. Trendistic says the term “Trump” peaked at 0.8% of all tweets earlier Monday morning. According to Trendsmap, many of these updates seem to be popping up from the New York and Los Angeles areas.
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