Society 2.0: This Week’s Top Tweets

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The Trayvon Martin case sweeps the nation, Etch A Sketch gets an unexpected sales boost and The Hunger Games breaks into the box office.
By Lesley Siu

A New York City rally in honor of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo by John Minchillo)

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in a Florida suburb by a neighborhood watch volunteer on February 26, reviving racial tensions and bringing attention to the legal system. As “hoodie” rallies and protests organize across the country, the public takes to social media to voice opinions on the case.

@WatchJ I live in America where a chick that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who KILLED Trayvon Martin is still free

@billmaher No probable cause in #TrayvonMartin murder? If a dead unarmed teen and an angry racist with a smoking gun is too subtle a clue, what isn’t?

@eunyangnbc RT @TIME: WATCH: President Obama says “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” | (via @TIMENewsFeed)

@UncleRUSH #HoodiesUp powerful words by the President. Now let’s get justice. #TrayvonMartin

@BuzzFeed 25 Powerful Images From #TrayvonMartin Protests

@Tyrese We’re all waiting on Nancy Grace to dedicate her whole show to Trayvon Martin.. This is what you do right.? Justice for our children..

Mitt Romney’s aide drew an increase in Etch A Sketch sales after a comment about the classic drawing toy-turned-trending-topic. Will the politician be able to shake off the gaffe?

@Wolfrum Mitt Romney vehemently denies he is like an Etch-A-Sketch. Unless you like Etch-A-Sketches. Then he’s totally like an Etch-A-Sketch.

@WSJ Etch A Sketch is America’s new hot stock. Shares in the toy’s manufacturer more than double after gaffe.

@EricFehrn Etch A Sketch stock is up? Psst, I’ll mention Mr. Potato Head next. Buy Hasbro

@HuffPostBlog Can Mitt Etch A Sketch away his primary image? @ProgressiveLux doesn’t think so:

@ebertchicago Romney may offer Etch-a-Sketch, but the Paul Ryan budget is Play-Doh.

Another novel-based movie hits theaters, and this time, moviegoers hope “the odds will ever be in their favor.” The Hunger Games premiere drew laughs, tears and lots of tweets.

@RyanSeacrest Romance for the ladies, bloodshed for the fellas…after a century of filmmaking, @TheHungerGames has finally mastered the ultimate date movie

@TheTweetOfGod To really enjoy “The Hunger Games”, be sure to buy plenty of popcorn, candy and soda.

@jimgeraghty The Hunger Games’ idea of exploiting young people in gladiator combat for popular entertainment is silly. Now back to college football.

@MancowMuller “The Hunger Games” is being called the next “Twilight”. But in this movie, you can actually tell the dudes from the girls.

@DevonESawa I was going to go see #HungerGames at 12:01 AM until i realized it was playing tomorrow too.

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