Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.

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Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.
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Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter.

The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often break news, and provide up to the second commentary, sometimes the conversation is just boring. This is one of those times.

In fact, Elizabeth Smart is not even a Twitter trend. One of the top trends is #mustybutthole. A Bronx Tale is also trending. It must be on TV.

Suffice it to say, this is one of those times when “the conversation” isn’t so much around what everybody actually wants to know about. Smart continues to be a hot search trend.

Anyhow, here’s the most interesting tweets about Elizabeth Smart from the last several hours.

Currently Trending: elizabeth smart, seal and heidi klum, … on Google Search. 46 minutes ago via twitterfeed · powered by @socialditto

She deserves happiness!!! RT @usweekly: #ICYMI Kidnap victim and ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Smart is engaged! http://t.co/qbNMp2K1 1 hour ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

“Til death or kidnapping do us part” -exerpt from Elizabeth Smart’s wedding vows 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Does anyone else find this just a bit too snarky and filled with #Mormon stereotypes.Elizabeth Smart engaged, will wed http://t.co/37PTcBPK 1 hour ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

What a weird question to ask. RT @usweekly: Kidnap victim and ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Smart is engaged! Are you happy for her? 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

heidi klum getting a divorce and elizabeth smart getting engaged?!?! #wtf 3 hours ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

@sudieraeEp elizabeth smart is engaged. Even the people I wish I were friends with are getting married. 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.
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  • GSP

    Could it be that celebrity news is a manufactured industry, and the Twitter audience genuinely doesn’t care, or (less harshly) doesn’t have anything to add to the conversation?

    This is not necessarily a bad thing, the service would not be improved by millions of “omg congratz elizabeth smart” tweets.

    It would be interesting to see more data on how much volume is pushing a trending topic – my guess is that if it looks like random junk, it’s just low-volume noise, indicating that not much is going on in the world right now.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

      I don’t think it’s accurate to say that the Twitter audience doesn’t care about celebrity news.

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