While You Were Offline: Free Nuggs. Pls RT

As of this writing, most of the internet is discussing the US rocket impres in Syria, Russia’s condemnation of it, or some combination of both. Oh, you thought to keep its customers’ identities secret would be the most controversial storey this week? Nope! In reality, that was just a blip on the internet radar.( And, FWIW, the government declined its request for Twitter user data, effecting Twitter to drop its clothing .) Think you might have missed some significant accidents online last week? Well, read on, dear friend. Here’s everything you might have missed during the last seven( very busy) dates on the web.

Free Nuggs

What Happened : The Wendy’s Twitter account promised some dude free chicken pieces if he got enough retweets. That dude went on a operation .
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : In yet another example of fast-food Twitter weirdness, Wendy’s predicted a used reputation Carter Wilkerson a year’s supply of pieces if he could get 18 million retweets. Wilkerson immediately went to work πŸ˜› TAGEND

His plea seemed like a long shot, but eventually it started going traction–amassing over thousands and thousands of retweets in 48 hours and rallying others around his cause.

Even Wendy’s was applauding him on.

Soon, mainstream media picked up the story and Wilkerson had his own Twitter Moment. The courtesy didn’t get him much closer to his aim, though. But considering that Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie only outperformed 3 million retweets, his quest was surprisingly successful.
The Takeaway : So far, Wilkerson has amassed some 1.7 million retweets, but that number is climbing.

The Ballad of Devin Nunes

What Happened : When House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes stepped down from the government’s is looking into Russian interference in the presidential election, the internet accelerate the process with some commentary.
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : Let’s journey back to a more innocent hour last week, when the most difficult concept in the world appeared to be the report that Devin Nunes recusing from the government’s ongoing Russia probe. It was a big deal, specially considering Nunes had said he wouldn’t leave his berth. So why’d he do it?

Oh, OK. As the bulletin burst, Twitter responded as one might expect Twitter to greeting πŸ˜› TAGEND

But while some were noting just how ravaging investigations into the Trump administration’s potential ties with Russia had been–

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