Society 2.0: This Week’s “Status” Report

by Editorial

Twitter was full this week with a response of the crisis in Greece, the night to remember because of the show of Jay-Z and Kanye West and of course of the Republican Herman Cain. Here are some of this week’s top tweets.

By Christina Hubmann

Jay-Z performed yesterday with Kanye West in Verizon Center in DC. Photo by Kim Erlandsen (NRK P3).

Greece dept crisis: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed away Thursday from a proposal to hold a referendum on a European bailout plan. Here is a impression of the conversation about it on Twitter…

@Scott_Gilmore: Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.

@FareedZakaria: Interesting note on #Greece: Prime Minister Papandreou and the main opposition leader Samaras were actually college roommates in Amherst.

@paulmasonnews: I ask Sarko how is it just that the most powerful countries in Europe are effectively trying to change the governments of Italy and Greece?

@rilaws: Based on their yogurt and only their yogurt, I do not get why Greece is in trouble.

@dominiccampbell: When you have “Greece is doomed” and “Groupon raises $700m” next to each other in your tweet stream, you know the world is truly screwed.

@Queen_UK: Text from Nick Clegg: “Really hope Greece doesn’t leave the Eurovision Song Contest. I always vote for them!”

@spygun: What future for Greece? Its greatest exports are its young and qualified people as they seek a career elsewhere. Terribly sad.

@tim_weber: The €320bn question: How might Greece leave the euro?

Kanye West and Jay-Z earned their first no. 1 single with “N***as In Paris” and stopped in DC yesterday for an unbelievable performance of their “Watch the Throne” Tour.

@lilduval: I think people be so caught up in the hype yall forget Jay z and kanye west just are rappers. Y’all want them to walk on water

@thefabempire: Recap: Watch the Throne Hits D.C. with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyonce

@aposhgirl: AMAZING AWESOMENESS! (@ Verizon Center for Kanye West and Jay-Z w/ 79 others):

@ComplexMag: Jay-Z and Kanye’s “N***as In Paris” is officially the No. 1 rap song in the country.

@OrinPhillips: #2011MusicTaughtMe that Kanye West and Jay-Z are two of the oldest and yet two of the better rappers today.

@SPINmagazine: Kanye & Jay-Z’s tour kick off: hydraulic video cubes, lasers, tigers, fighter jets… and then there was Ye’s wardrobe.

@RobbieGavin Chillin’ with the beats on, doing some Business. Jay-Z and Kanye West make it a lot easier.

@KiddoLoves I’m feeling that “N***as in Paris” by Kanye West and Jay-Z.

@YansyFTW: Jay-Z and Kanye West is the best thing that has happened to Hip-Hop nowadays.

@oliviahare: just realized i had a dream that kanye west and jay-z drove me around in a white range rover… #sure

@CaptainOCTF: #NL Jay-z and Kanye West -Niggas In Pairs

Herman Cain runs for President, denies the most serious allegation facing him – that he made an unwanted sexual advance toward a female employee at a work event and it seems he is still about the perfect vessel for surviving just such a pickle.

@tomcolicchio: Hermann Cain declares that we can not let China develop nuclear weapons. Hey Herm your 50 years late

@dannyson1: Soooo just cause maybe Hermann Cain had a sexual harassment suit against him that will bring him down? lol PULEASE

@nogirlemen: Hermann Cain will be the next president of the United States .. deal with it .. #Tcot #GOP

@afrogirl23: hermann cain may be the right choice for america. we are a corporation so either him or the dominoes pizza guy.

@agnosticviews: How is Hermann Cain “a different kind of candidate”? We’ve had idiots running in politics during every election.

@DreaWintour: Don’t understand why Hermann Cain is polling so well either. He has some of the weakest policies of all the candidates. Republicans are ODD.

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