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
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.
@nickchoate: Never seen a press conference like this before. Except maybe the one Arnie Vinick had after the nuclear disaster in The West Wing.
@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
After a few breezy days last week, the escalating heat was a topic of discussion on and off the Internet.
@KimballStroud: Just heard that DC will get up to 106 degrees tomorrow. You gotta be kidding me.
@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….
@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.
…heading to Merriweather Post Pavilion to hear Mumford & Sons…
…or gleeking out about spotting celebs and Glee’s DC Concert…
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!
Finally, we’ve been amazed at the compassion on Twitter to help make #alicebucketlist trend for young, terminally-ill Alice Pyne.