Trending This Week: 9/17–9/21
A roundup of what everyone’s talking about online.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: September 21st, 2012
This week, the biggest buzz online belongs to Apple, which just released its new iPhone 5 this week, which included the company’s new, and disastrously buggy Maps app. Tweets and postings hit the web hours after the phone’s release, with users complaining about faulty directions, missing towns, and oddly distorted photos. This tumblr features some of the most egregious Maps app.
The empty chair that doddering codger Clint Eastwood used to represent President Obama during his bizarre, rambling performance art piece at the Republican National Convention has become a symbol of the Obama presidency, which makes the latest trend of “chair lynchings” especially troubling. Several people have hung chairs from trees in mock-lynchings of the President, primarily in the South.
TEXTS FROM MITT
If you’re a fan of Texts From Last Night, or Texts From Dog, you’ll love Texts From Mitt, which shows Mitt asking questions like “How do you get a spray tan off?” and “Can I crash at your place?” and “Have you seen Ann?” See the texts here.
WE ARE THE 47%
Mitt’s been all over the internet this week, mostly due to his “47% of Americans are victims” gaffe. Our favorite comment on Mitt’s apparent contempt for nearly half the nation’s citizens is this:
NEED A BITE?
And in case you were worried about whether or not McDonalds has enough restaurants throughout the nation, there’s this map, created by artist/scientist Stephen Von Worley in 2009 using data from AggData.