The Best of the ‘APTweets’ Hashtag

Ten priceless quips in the wake today's Twitter snafu

   

Whether you love or hate Twitter, there’s no denying that it’s influential. In fact, based on today, it may be a little too influential.

The Associated Press sent out a tweet this afternoon saying that there was an explosion in the White House and that President Obama was injured. Stocks sold off en masse as a result — with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding over 100 points in seconds — then recovered once it was exploited as a hack.

This is the kind of things that makes me shake my head at social media. Luckily, the aftermath is also the kind of thing that makes me love social media: Namely, the start of the “APTweet” hashtag — arguably one of the best Twitter moments for the markets since Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) early-release earnings prompted the “Pending Larry Quote” account.

Twitter users are making up other bits of fake news and broadcasting the headlines using the hashtag. Take a look at some of the best:

As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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