The one time I was Twitter famous
On Saturday 9th April at about 11am, I searched twitter for the #ResignDavidCameron hashtag which had just started to trend. For those of you that missed out on the news, a lot of people were pretty upset that David Cameron had an stake in his father's offshore account. He apparently sold the shares before he became PM but on a few occasions where he was asked, he denied or avoided the questions of whether he had one. The truth was slowly brought out over a few days of questions from the public and journalists before he announced he did have shares but that he paid all the relevant UK taxes when he sold them. People were still mad that he was misleading. The good people of the UK took to Downing Street to urge David Cameron to resign from his position as Prime Minister.
Anyway, back to me being famous for a day. I tuned into a live stream of the protest starting by Ruptly (An International News Agency) and noticed a pig piñata someone had created with David Cameron's face stuck to the front (might be worth educating yourself on the whole David Cameron Eton thing before you continue if you have no idea what relevance a pig has with David Cameron). I snapped a screenshot as I thought it was pretty funny and creative. I pressed the 'new tweet' icon on Twitter, typed my tweet, attached the screenshot and the rest is history.
The wonderful tweeters of twitter not only made me a trending figure in London and the UK (thankyou, thankyou) but the tweet itself gained about 1,000 retweets and 800 likes in the first 40 minutes of me tweeting it. So as you can imagine, my phone was going crazy, as was I. My other half Dan was laughing like mad because he couldn't believe it. By an hour it had 1,417 retweets and 1,167 likes. Mental.
Then I was scrolling through the people who'd commented and tweeted me and I noticed someone had a little hateful tweet which I showed Dan. I said "I think he's responding to this other woman here", to which he responded "When you say "the other woman" you mean Kathy Burke?" *I looked at him like "who?", the cogs in my head slowly turned before I was yelling "KATHY BURKE!! THE KATHY BURKE!!" She'd retweeted my photo. Legend. I absolutely loved her in Kevin and Perry Go Large. My brother and I used to set the home camera up and do impressions of Kevin and Perry *cringe*. I was like 12. And I did do a really good impression (still do).
I tweeted her back OF COURSE. She responded (Legend, again) will a little model of her as Perry. Seriously, could she be any more lovely?! It's hard to say it made my day, but it's certainly up there with being a trending twitter user in the UK.
So, many retweets, likes and comments later (some bad (and all of them made me laugh out loud, though. Thanks for the lols haters!) I'm reflecting on what I'd consider a pretty decent day. I started putting together this website and blog (forgot to renew my old site and GoDaddy deleted it.) and I've got pizza on the way. Winning.
Oh and if you're wondering on the final figures for the tweet it's 3.2K RT's and 3.1K likes. Awesome. You can see the original tweet here.