The Daily Scoop: 1-21-15
Wednesday's top trending stories
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“The Daily Scoop” is our morning segment that highlights the top trending stories on social media.
Twitter reacts to #SOTU
#SOTU was the top trending hashtag on Twitter Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as people took to social media to share their thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union address.
When President George W. Bush delivered his sixth State of the Union address, Twitter had just launched, and boy have Times have changed.
From the build-up to the post-speech analysis, Twitter today is almost an essential part of the full #SOTU experience.
One moment, for example, is being called the president’s “drop the mic moment.” During his address, the president said, “I have no more campaigns to run.” After hearing some sarcastic applause, the two-term president quickly snapped back quote “I know because I won both of them.”
The response on twitter was quick and the memes and pictures were abundant. YouTube blogger, Philip DeFranco, told his half-million followers not to heckle Obama if you aren’t a comedian. Janet Mock, host of So Popular on MSNBC’s “Shift,” gave Obama the “swagger salute,” along with a photo.
There was also a last-minute surprise from the White House, about 15 minutes before the president was introduced; they published the full speech online for everyone to see. Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, explained on twitter the administration published it early because “public should see it when press and Congress get it.”
Of course we can’t forget about President Obama’s tan suit, the one that had Twitter exploding back in August during his speech on Syria. The infamous suit made a virtual comeback Wednesday night when the White house tweeted a photo of it along with the hashtag, #YesWeTan
New details in “Deflate-gate” controversy
There’s still some air left in what’s been dubbed the “deflate-gate” controversy.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen late Tuesday night, the NFL has found eleven of the twelve footballs the New England Patriots used in Sunday’s win over the Colts in the AFC championship game were under inflated.
Mortensen’s report says the eleven balls in question were missing two pounds of pressure per square inch, falling short of NFL regulations. According to Mortensen, the league is still looking into the matter and the patriots are cooperating with investigators.
Both the league and the team have declined any further comment.