Tracking New York’s Twittersphere.
When Derek Jeter sent his 3,000th hit into the stands on Saturday, he also sent #Jeter and #3000 soaring up the weekend Twitter charts, as New Yorkers scrambled to commemorate their favorite Yankee’s achievement as well. @funnyordie (Verdict: funny), wrote:
And even Mets fans — those almost genetically inclined to dislike the Yankees — offered their best wishes, like @LucCarl, who wrote:
Sunday and Monday brought two premieres — the season eight debut of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” in which Larry David returns to New York, and the United States premiere of the final Harry Potter movie, held at Lincoln Center. Tweets from Potterheads who had camped out there for hours hoping for a glimpse of the movie’s stars, and from confused commuters wondering just what spectacle they were witnessing. Some, like @beccasara, fell somewhere in the middle.
The Netflix price increase prompted a range of reactions in and around the city, where people added Dear Netflix to their tweets to express their views. @OscarMSanchezJr seemed ready to cancel his subscription:
But others, like @helenamusic, were more sympathetic:
And some were ready to move on to other topics entirely. “The fact that ‘Dear Netflix’ is trending above the Mumbai blasts really speaks to everything that’s wrong with the world and our priorities,” said @aurosan, in a message that was reposted more than 100 times. (In fact, New Yorkers also cared about the blasts, spending Wednesday and Thursday sending links to the latest news from Mumbai, as well as their thoughts and prayers.)
Leiby Kletzky, the boy from Borough Park, Brooklyn, whose dismembered remains were found on Wednesday, captured the minds, hearts and Tweets of New Yorkers everywhere. (Within the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities the tragedy was discussed as #bpboy, a hashtag created when Leiby, 8, was still missing.)
And @EricaRHill, a co-anchor on CBS’s “The Early Show,” spoke for many on Twitter, and in New York, when she wrote:
Trending topics are drawn from a sampling of locally popular terms reported by Twitter in the past week, with posts of specific New York interest highlighted.