As the temperatures rose in D.C. this week, the power of Twitter skyrocketed with Glee sightings, Rep. Weiner’s photos and the #alicebucketlist hashtag.
By Gabbi Baker
"Glee Live! In Concert!" performed at the Verizon Center in Washington DC on Thursday, June 9, 2011.
We took to our televisions (or CNN.com) Monday afternoon as Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) held an impromptu press conference to discuss his sending lewd photos to women on Twitter.
@elilake: This press conference will be taught at PR school as a cautionary tale. #weinergate
@nickchoate: Never seen a press conference like this before. Except maybe the one Arnie Vinick had after the nuclear disaster in The West Wing.
@PeterHambyCNN: Mark Sanford’s former Chief of Staff: RT @scott_english: I am now no longer part of the most bizarre political press conference ever.
@StephanieWDC: THIS IS STILL HAPPENING.
@DCJourno: Would anyone like updates on the Weiner presser? I’m watching and can live tweet quotes…
And the conversations continued all week on Twitter…
@JPFreire: “Hi. Rep. Weiner, I’m Chris Hanson. Have a seat.”
@daveweigel: Filed a story on something other than penises. I hope both of the people who read it learn something
@alecjacobs: Huma Weiner is pregnant?! YOU CAN’T WRITE THIS STUFF
@EmilyMiller: Where in the world has Anthony #Weiner been hiding since Monday? He has to show his face on Capitol HIll again at some point.
@mnitzky: Exclusive #NY1 / @maristpoll shows people in @RepWeiner district don’t want him to resign, but are split on if he should be re-elected
After a few breezy days last week, the escalating heat was a topic of discussion on and off the Internet.
@CADelargy: Just caught @kevinmaddendc on CNN- interviewed outside WH, sure its at least 100 degrees. Not a hair out of place, not a bead of sweat #Pro
@KimballStroud: Just heard that DC will get up to 106 degrees tomorrow. You gotta be kidding me.
@PeachinDC: The bright side to the debilitating heat? Less debilitating allergies! #DCheat
@ezraklein: So, about that global cooling…
@cheeky_geeky: Hey DC: Satan called, he wants his weather back.
Thursday night, it seemed like our Twitter feed was full of people doing three things: watching the NBA Playoffs….
@MissDC2010: Let’s go #mavs!!!
@samsteinhp: i know it’s utter superstition but w/ Wade out/injured this game seems poised to be a Heat ‘back-to-the-wall,’ Ewing theory win.
Mumford and Sons rocked DC in a cool acoustic way
…heading to Merriweather Post Pavilion to hear Mumford & Sons…
@MerriweatherPP: Soundcheck begins. This is going to be one amazing show #mumfordandsons
@tbridge: Mumford & Sons totally killed it tonight at @MerriweatherPP. I am dead from the awesome.
@thecooleyzone: Backstage. Mumford. Unreal! Thanks so much to the 930 club. U guys are amazing. http://lockerz.com/s/109264294
@maggiepitts: Is it time to take the short bus to Mumford & Sons yet? cc: @leeheffner @SteveSpartinJr
…or gleeking out about spotting celebs and Glee’s DC Concert…
@washingtonlife: Lots of #glee cast members sightings rolling in over The Twitter. Who is going to the DC concert tonight?
@HotlineJess: In Chinatown for the #glee tour, and yes, most everyone I’ve seen is probably still in high school
@CharmDC: Charm Georgetown is officially a #Gleek! Quinn (@DiannaArgon) was just here, and we LOVE her style!
@NikkiSchwab: There are people dressed as Warblers walking around #Glee #omgglee
We can’t close out the week without a special shout out to Kelly Collis who announced this week that she’d be joining Tommy McFly on 94.7 Fresh FM! Congratulations, Kelly!
@pamelaspunch: Kelly Collis @CityShopGirl joins the @TommyMcFly Tommy Show! http://tmcf.ly/luO4Bb
@LaurenPomponio: congrats on your announcement @cityshopgirl!! gotta love @TommyMcFLY and @947freshfm!
@CityShopGirl: Exciting News @TommyMcFLYand I are!! I am going to radio! http://bit.ly/kCkGo7 #theyare
Finally, we’ve been amazed at the compassion on Twitter to help make #alicebucketlist trend for young, terminally-ill Alice Pyne.
@lamore: @Alice_Pyne Hello from Washington, DC! You are a brave girl & an inspiration to the world. Sending you love! #cancersucks #alicebucketlist
@TerryMoran: Alice is 15, has terminal cancer. She wants to trend on Twitter. Seems like a great girl. RETWEET: #alicebucketlisthttp://bit.ly/lE0j1L
RT @theburiedlife: Party people. Say hi to Alice, 15yr old with cancer who has ‘trend on twitter’ on her list! RT RT #alicebucketlist