Society 2.0: This Week’s Top Tweets

by Editorial

The Scripps National Spelling Bee, John Edwards trial and Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat.
By Lesley Siu

Photo by ScrippsBee

How do you spell “trending topic”? The Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 31 generated buzz over the mind-boggling words, nervous contestants and the fact that it was streaming on ESPN. Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, the youngest to ever compete in the bee, also made headlines for her rare feat. @ScrippsBee live-tweeted the event, avoiding misspellings in 140 characters or less.

@espn AND that’s a wrap, folks. Snigdha Nandipati wins the #SpellingBee with “guetapens.”

@KenJennings The spelling bee would be better if the kids had to say “to the” between each letter in their word.

@sportspickle I think we can all agree that the Spelling Bee would be better if it was just two spellers picked by a computer, BCS-style. Fair.

@adbrandt Snigdha Nandipati wins $40,000 for winning National Spelling Bee. ARod and Pujols made that as you read this.

@karahadge And only at the #spellingbee would 70+ people turn out for a 730am presentation about dictionaries. That’s dedication

John Edwards was declared not guilty on one charge of campaign finance fraud, and a mistrial was declared on five other counts. While the jury couldn’t agree on a verdict, the Twittersphere witnessed a wave of opinionated tweets as people across the country followed the trial.

@AlbertBrooks Congrats to John Edwards for ruining his life and getting away with it.

@BorowitzReport The John Edwards trial proves that if you can afford a $400 haircut, you can pay lawyers enough to confuse a jury. #USA

@sethmeyers21 So who’s this “Miss Trial” that John Edwards is banging?

@iowahawkblog I would like to sincerely thank Barack Obama for saving us from a John Edwards presidency.

@ZacherMediaPR You know the John Edwards trial was boring when the jurors conspired to coordinate outfits.

The Twitter buzz continues — even after the final buzzer. The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 on May 30. Rajon Rondo stole the spotlight with 44 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. As the game went into overtime, fans tweeted both their support and frustration in the suspenseful last seconds.

@DickieV My twit fam upset with zebras late in Celtics – Heat game – have legit gripe on no call on Wade vs Rondo – a big miss as Rondo WAS FOULED!

@SpittyP In my opinion, Celtics lost, Heat Lost, Rondo won. Lol

@PeytonsHead After trailing most of the night, the Heat just ripped the heart out of Celtics fans like they were high on bath salts on a Miami causeway.

@NotBillWalton BREAKING: Rondo just made another three pointer on the flight back to Boston AND got called for a T for pushing Wade into a public urinal.

@_Happy_Gilmore Rajon Rondo with 44 points. Coincidentally, the same amount Jeremy Lin had on his license before it was revoked.

@rprestonclark It doesn’t matter who you’re a fan of or if you hate the Celtics, a basketball fan appreciates what Rondo just did. That was amazing. #NBA

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