Twitter has always been one of the more politically conscious social networks. But in the age of the Trump administration, politics seems to pervade even the most seemingly neutral subjects. The snowstorm which hit the Eastern Seaboard today – giving students and workers an unexpected day at home – yielded a wide range of conversation on the #SnowDay hashtag,
First, there was food, and lots of it:
— Christina M. Knowles (@bostonpolitica) March 14, 2017
— Marcelle Galluzzo (@mg_d) March 14, 2017
And there were carefully dressed toddlers:
— Haley Gargan (@h_gargan) March 14, 2017
— Mr Brandon Schaeffer (@TheSchaeffer) March 14, 2017
But pretty soon, folks realized that the blizzard was not as boisterous as promised. The Weather Channel caught some of the flak:
— OHellzNo (@OHellzNo) March 14, 2017
… as did the entire notion of global warming:
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) March 14, 2017
… and some even thought that weather reports smelt like fake news.
— Elizabeth® (@MissLizzyNJ) March 14, 2017
Perhaps not surprisingly, this was not the only time that Donald Trump made an appearance on the hashtag. His supporters were out in force:
— Alkaline Bro (@DrJerryTFM) March 14, 2017
… as were several of his detractors.
— Ellen W (@EllenBookstore) March 14, 2017
Twitter has always been one of the more politically conscious social networks. But in the age of the Trump administration, politics seems to pervade even the most seemingly neutral subjects.
It seems that politics is never far from tweeters’ minds – whatever the weather.