Kind of cute ... what's wrong with me? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Twitter heartthrob

These tweets struck me. I found them funny but felt like I was laughing with them rather than at them. The experience of getting absorbed in this story was intense, and people found themselves connecting to it in weird ways.


  1. Update: this was a thing in the Twitterverse! Like every online trend, of course there was a backlash.
  2. ... and a response to the backlash.
  3. The baby-daddy angle is a variant...
  4. Some of the fantasies got a little more lurid.
  5. And some in the Twitterverse were experiencing some pretty mixed feelings.
  6. ... while others called for leniency or a fresh evaluation of the accusation for the easy on the eyes.