Here we go again. Nicola Sturgeon dropped IndyRef 2 on the world yesterday. Social media went mad. Proper nuts. An average of 4 seconds between tweets mentioning it. Terrible graphics flew around the social web, meme generators crashed and some people got rather antsy about the whole thing. I decided to feature some tweets, complete with oh-so-funny pithy captions.
The one good thing about this referendum is that we wont be subjected to that old fart sayers or lovatt both totally discredited now.
— Marco Roberto (@robbycameron1) March 14, 2017
Needs to practice party popper skills…
— Catriona Mackenzie (@CatMackenzieSNP) March 13, 2017
Fuchsia Pink is so in this spring!
Well done to our FM for putting the interest of the Scottish Folk & People from all over the EU who live here first The only leader to do so pic.twitter.com/1CPXrnsUk6
— Wee L (@l_ronaldson) March 13, 2017
I made a tick look like ‘V’. Me clever.
— Christy Mead (@MommaChristyX3) March 14, 2017
Do they make coffee? Or own a rotisserie?
— Callum Laidlaw (@CLaidlaw) March 13, 2017
That’s an amazing skill. Is she a member of the X-men?
Sturgeon boils my urine. #bettertogether
— Laura Pointeer (@laurapointeer) March 13, 2017
Give whoever made that meme a job on the export committee!
— Jennifer (@JenRenK87) March 13, 2017
It’s going to be fun watching this unfold. I’m going to leave my political views out of this, however, it was a fascinating social media study first time around, from false sentiment, to horrendous abuse, incredible debate and a heck of a lot of humour, it truly was the peoples’ forum. I’ll be watching closely and writing about it here.
I wrote extensively about the use of social media during the original IndyRef and spent a lot of time on camera talking to the news networks about it!
What are people tweeting about IndyRef 2 right now?
Here’s a live feed from Twitter:
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