Monday, July 25, 2011

Tweeters rage against the D.C. machine - What's Trending - CBS News

Tweeters rage against the D.C. machine - What's Trending - CBS News

Spurred by a blogger to vent about gridlock and political posturing in Washington over the debt ceiling crisis, the Twittersphere was burning this morning with citizens' grievances against their government, announced with an expletive-filled hashtag - vulgarity mixed with insight and a lot of common sense.


Jeff Jarvis (of Buzzmachine.com) promoted the flood of Twitter messages with the hashtag #F---YouWashington.

But in addition to tweets blasting Washington (Congress, the White House, SCOTUS), messages were also directed at Twitter, suggesting that there were nefarious forces at work to prevent #F---YouWashington from showing up on Twitter's trends (even though it was appearing - quite boisterously, in fact - on Trendsmap.

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