Cities shuddered. Foreign regimes teetered. A hurricane loomed.
Tracking New York’s Twittersphere.
So it should come as no surprise that the week’s most enduring Twitter topic was the wedding of a professional famous person.
The reality star Kim Kardashian’s nuptials to New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries dominated users’ feeds from Saturday through Tuesday. Three wedding dresses were required to get the bride through the big day. Two geological phenomena conspired to steal her thunder.
Residents absorbed the quake news with trademark New York stoicism. For the most part.
@joeljohnson touted the advantages of a local tremor, posting:
And one user lauded the quake for eschewing the mass impact of its California brethren.
More solemn posts this week focused on the death of Nick Ashford, the Motown songwriter and singer of the duo Ashford & Simpson. A Manhattan resident, Mr. Ashford was known to many New Yorkers as the proprietor of Sugar Bar on the Upper West Side. @JAIDENthecure wrote:
As the weekend approached, though, the conversation returned to the extreme weather, with Hurricane Irene’s movement towards the Northeast spooking New Yorkers anew. Every storm, of course, comes with a silver lining.
Meanwhile, as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg preached caution to residents, @KrisAlixInc refused to lose sight of priorities, posting:
Trending topics are drawn from a periodic sampling by times The New York Times of locally trending popular terms reported by Twitter in the past week, with posts of specific New York interest highlighted.