Society 2.0: This Week’s Top Tweets

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Facebook buys Instagram, Santorum suspends campaign and Zimmerman faces murder charge in Trayvon Martin case.
By Lesley Siu

Photo by Gregous On Air

Pictures are worth a thousand words, but filtered photos are worth thousands of dollars. Facebook purchased popular photo-sharing app Instagram for a whopping $1 billion, causing a social media frenzy. Naturally, the public discussed — on Twitter.

@thecourtneykerr Facebook bought Instagram?! #Instabook #Facegram #Instaface What’s next…#PinTwit? This makes me tired. I need a social media nap.

@glamourkills So Facebook paid a billion for instagram but I just downloaded it for free…take that Zuckerberg! #ZING

@davepell Every tweet on the topic of Facebook and Instagram can be summarized into this: “But I want a billion dollars too. Not fair!”

@pdallimore A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Filters. On. Everything. #facegram

@currybet I think I may have hit blogpost title gold today – “Five things the sinking of the Titanic can teach us about Facebook buying Instagram”

The presidential race is over — for Rick Santorum, that is. News of Santorum’s campaign suspension rose to the forefront of Twitter’s trending topics this week.

@normative BREAKING: Rick Santorum announces end of the most elaborate SEO effort ever.

@GeorgeTakei Santorum’s preferred method for contraception is to pull out early it seems.

@pourmecoffee Rick Santorum suspending his campaign to be President of the 1950’s.

@PhillyD I can just imagine the NY POST tomorrow. Santorum Aborts Campaign.

@SavannahGuthrie Santorum gets out before awkward summer vest season begins.

@AbiePB Rick #Santorum is suspending his campaign. As a human, I’m delighted. As a satirist & commentator, I’m heartbroken

George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case. The fatal shooting sparked protests and “hoodie marches” across the country. As the trial progresses, the Twitter buzz continues.

@scullymike Until proven guilty, Zimmerman is just a gun-toting, failed, wannabe cop with a desperate need to feel like a hero. So let’s not judge.

@TeaPartyCat NRA spokesman: “We feel for George Zimmerman. But at least Trayvon didn’t have a gun to defend himself or it might’ve been a real tragedy.”

@MeekMill I seen people kill people in self defense and get charged in da same night! But It took this long 4 Zimmerman #thesystem

@FrankConniff Now that George Zimmerman is in jail, he’s vulnerable to attack from other prisoners brandishing skittles and iced tea.

@CharlesMBlow I really don’t want to hear abt George Zimmerman being under stress. #Trayvon is under 6 ft of dirt. #nocomparison

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