NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *breathes* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It can’t be.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 12, 2016
ICYMI, rumors were ‘tweeting’ around the Twittersphere Thursday that the social media giant was shutting down in 2017 with more than 100,000 tweets using the #SaveTwitter hashtag. For example:
can we just sacrifice Facebook instead? #SaveTwitter
— Dom (@lnternally) August 11, 2016
— gretel // (@lazylecki) August 11, 2016
Please #savetwitter I can't go back to Facebook, because all of my family is on there.
— That Skinny Guy (@Billy_Pentz) August 11, 2016
— Dan Price (@hellodanprice) August 11, 2016
Yeah, just a rumor. But the reaction was CERTAINLY entertaining.
Another rumor about the rumor (rumors on top of rumors you know) is that someone complained that Twitter isn’t doing enough to stop big meanies on their site from going after people and that’s why Twitter would shut down.
Twitter basically said “ummm no.” Okay, they actually said, “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever.”
Reactions on Twitter have been mixed …
@Reuters God I hope they do. I need about 1 month of my life back
— Fox Mulder (@mulderfdscully) August 12, 2016
@Reuters I'm reading this on Twitter. Help
— In My Darkest Hour (@TimeHasAWay) August 12, 2016
@Reuters let them shut down we need a company that isn't bought by politicians
Twitter took our freedom from us
— Mike (@ReformedBreeder) August 12, 2016
So dramatic. It’s just Twitter, people.
— K. Cavaliere (@Thinking_Images) August 12, 2016
— Ray Loretto (@RayLoretto) August 12, 2016
And again, it’s just Twitter.
@Reuters Twitter is a phenomenon. I predict exponential growth
— Sean Lawlor Nelson (@HornedPoet) August 12, 2016
Could be, but just in case … #SaveTwitter.