Carter got his nuggs, Wendy’s got some great press.
— Wendy's (@Wendys) May 9, 2017
“In the future this will be in books. … Marketing books. Wendy’s is the true winner here. Have you seen their stock recently?”
Adam Bohn, commenting at buzzfeed.com on the news that Carter Wilkerson’s quest for 18 million retweets for a year’s worth of free Wendy’s chicken nuggets had a happy ending. The teen didn’t get to 18 million, but Tuesday, his tweet reached 3.5 million retweets. It’s now the most retweeted tweet ever, surpassing Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie. Wendy’s said Carter will get the nuggets, and it will also donate $100,000 to charity. The price of shares of Wendy’s stock has risen more than $1 in the last month.
I feel blessed to live in a world where a man's need for ckicken nuggets set the new world record for most retweets. #nuggsforcarter
— Keyslayer_117 (@michaelbarnes25) May 9, 2017
Who’s here for Justin Trudeau/Emmanuel Macron fan fiction?
Justin always had a sweet tooth. He had a thing for French desserts. Finally. He found the one dessert he couldn't pass up — Macron
— corey kindberg (@coreykindberg) May 7, 2017
coreykindberg, tweeting the beginning of a fan fiction story about a romance between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron. @Jamiewoo started the trend with this tweet:
Let the Macron-Trudeau fan fiction begin! pic.twitter.com/NDvXsClpgb
— Jaime Woo (@jaimewoo) May 7, 2017
Diddy shows us the #DiddyCrop.
@ayin_uyo, tweeting about rapper Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, whose photo edit became the #DiddyCrop meme. Diddy reposted a photo from the Met Gala posted by Kylie Jenner, but cropped out Kylie and her sister Kendall. He captioned the photo of himself with Wiz Khalifa, the members of Migos, Travis Scott and Jaden Smith #blackexcellence.
— Dalila (@blacksun_flower) May 8, 2017
Why do we need the Amazon Echo Show?
“So, it’s almost exactly like a tablet (except without the portability).”
aardWolf, commenting at theverge.com on the latest Amazon Echo product — Echo Show. Available for preorder for $229, it’s similar to a voice Echo but comes with a built-in screen meant for video calls, among other things. Commenters wondered how this edition could be different from a tablet, or a smartphone.
#NoMuslimBan ever trends during hearings.
— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi81) May 9, 2017
@arjunsethi81, tweeting using the hashtag #NoMuslimBanEver, which trended on Tuesday afternoon as people took to social media to protest President Trump’s executive order on visitors from Muslim-majority countries. Hearings about the order are underway.