You’ve read about twitter and the viral nature of all things internet, but I’m sure you haven’t seen it like this.
Today, a 5.8 earthquake rocked LA, and @MissRFTC tweeted about it. Not just a “whoa, the earth shook” but instead, she detailed exactly what she was doing when the quake hit.
I am totally serious. My Ob/Gyn was IN my vagina and an earthquake started rattling the room!
Yes, you read that right.
In the three hours since tweeted, MissRFTC has been: featured in the LAist blog, contacted by Cnet, sent
photos in homage of her tweet (see right), has become a the 3rd searched term in Google when you enter “earthquake” and “vagina” and has more than trippled her following on twitter. However, “Earthquake Vagina” hasn’t hit Wikipedia… just yet.
In addition to this, she’s also updated her tweets, and yes, the hilarity ensues:
After all this time, my neighbor, @madcao found me on Twitter. Thanks, earthquake vagina!
Good news, vagina is healthy, albeit shaken up.
My Ob/Gyn said it was OK if I didn’t want to evacuate to the parking lot in my paper gown. I was more concerned about the speculum.
So when news hits, how do you find out your information? Do you hit the reliable news sources first, or do you go for a more emotional appeal and check social media sites?
Does social media take a front seat or back seat, and how reliable is it?
Update: Check out the growth pattern of MissRFTC’s followers:
Update 2: Oh look– valleywag finally got a hold of it too.
Update 3: Cnet’s article on the earthquake, vagquake.