Was there an earthquake on the East Coast or something?
Twitter reported that within a minute of today's earthquake, it saw 40,000 earthquake-related tweets, at a rate of 5,500 tweets per second. That's about the same pace as just after the earthquake in Japan -- and more so than after Osama Bin Laden's death.
Here are some of the amusing posts making the rounds:
It isn't clear where this photo first surfaced, but it's been widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook. One version includes the headline, "We Will Rebuild!" Another said, "Never forget."
There were also a lot of references to the John Cusack apocolypse film "2012."
Of course the West Coast couldn't resist giving the East Coast some gentle ribbing:
- The East Coast gave some back.