Society 2.0: This Week’s Top “Status” Report

by Editorial

As the crisis in Egypt continues to unfold, Twitter was occupied by Super Bowl commentary, fake Twitter handles, CPAC, and more. Here are some of our top tweets.
By Gabbi Baker

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) gets laughs from the audience at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. (Tom Williams)

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) gets laughs from the audience at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. (Tom Williams)

For all the hype, this year’s Super Bowl – from commercials to the half time show – seemed to be a letdown. At least Green Bay fans had a good Monday morning…

@cheeky_geeky: Football really puts me in the mood to buy domain names. And by “domain names” I mean “junk food”. #sb45

@cityshopgirl: Just saw @groupon suberbowl commercial. Cuba Gooding JR. Really?#fail #hasbeen

@ebongeka: I’m speechless about the @kimkardashian #SketchersShapeups commercial!

@topshelfwbj: If I could get Black Eyed Peas out of my head, this day could only get better, right?

#Egypt: While everyone wondered #reasonsmubarakislate & #whymubarakislate to address the world from Tahrir Square on Thursday, Kenneth Cole came under fire for using #Cairo in a tweet to promote his new spring collection.

@KennethCole: Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at -KC

@KABOBfest: You think it’s easy packing gold bullion bars into vintage Louis Vuitton luggage? #ReasonsMubarakIsLate

@HosniMobarak: #reasonsmubarakislate: I’m aiming for an Oscar for the best suspense movie.#Jan25 #Egypt

And speaking of fake Twitter accounts, Wednesday’s The New York Times gave us a great new game to play during our lunch breaks: “Who said this on Twitter?”

@nytimes: In D.C., @FakeJimVandeHei @DCJourno @HosniMobarak and other fake Twitter accounts get real laughs

@dcjourno: For younger tweeps who haven’t heard of it, NY Times was the nation’s most respected publication before Politico began

Who said this on Twitter? A real D.C. journalist or someone else? Find the answer here!

Q: What’s the perfect end to a long day of obsessing over political minutiae in DC? A: #politicsandpints

Roll Call's Emily Heil and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) in matching jackets at the Washington Press Club Foundations' Dinner.

The Washington Press Club Foundation’s Dinner (#WPCF) brought Members of Congress and members of the press together for a night of dinner and jokes (including some about the recent Rep. Chris Lee scandal) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

@emilyaheil: Don’t you hate it when you show up at a party wearing the same thing as a member of congress? I do! #WPCF

@kensands: Jake Tapper at #wpcf already telling Chris Lee jokes: “give you the shirt off his back.”

@cbellantoni: [Sen. Chris] Coons on tiny Delaware: “It’s not the size of your state it’s how you use it, especially in the Senate.” #wpcf

As Conservatives gather in D.C. this week for #CPAC, our Twitter feeds are full of Sen. John Kyl, Rep. Paul Ryan, former Gov. Mitt Romney, and… Donald Trump?

@cheeky_geeky: If @realdonaldtrump becomes President, can we get @NancyODell as social secretary?

@kellyanncollins: Spotted: Former RNC chair Michael Steele jamming out to “Damn, wish I was your lover.” #CPAC via @fishbowldc @kelleropolous

To close out the week, Washington fashionistas are in New York this weekend for the much-awaited Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Keep an eye out as Washington Life gives you the up-close look at runway shows, new lines, and trendy parties over the weekend.

Tadashi Shoji Runway Show

Tadashi Shoji Runway Show

@washingtonlife: yards upon yards of chiffon!! Cosmic love by florence and the machine blasting!! #NYFW#TadashiShoji

@GlamazonDiaries: Fashion Week survival kit: Clinique Chubby Sticks in chunky cherry, evian face mist, Givenchy PhenomenEyes, @DKNY cozy, BareNaked granola

@jimmyfallon: It’s New York Fashion Week! I was just talking to Congressman Chris Lee, and he told me shirts are TOTALLY out this season. #FallonMono

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