The Best of the ‘APTweets’ Hashtag

by Alyssa Oursler | April 23, 2013 2:29 pm

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[1]) early-release earnings prompted the “Pending Larry Quote”[2] 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:

BREAKING: Federal government forgives all student loan debt. #APTweets[3]

— Kait Smith (@kaitsmith) April 23, 2013[4]

BREAKING: Chinese leadership says we can have our #manufacturing[5] jobs back now. #aptweets[6]

— Scott Paul (@ScottPaulAAM) April 23, 2013[7]

Putin Tears Off Face To Reveal Snake Head #APTweets[3]

— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) April 23, 2013[8]

Republicans & Democrats decide to do away with counter productive two party system. Also doing away with hate and fear speech. #APTweets[3]

— Derek Montilla (@Cap_Kaveman) April 23, 2013[9]

CNN awarded “Excellence in Journalism” award. #APTweets[3]

— Brad Ennis (@bradennis) April 23, 2013[10]

Major error does not become hashtag meme… #aptweets[6]

— Kurtis Seaboldt (@KSeaboldt) April 23, 2013[11]

After decades of denial, Eric Clapton finally admits guilt in shooting of sheriff’s deputy #APTweets[3]

— Charles Repine (@DistrictDawg) April 23, 2013[12]

Breaking! @cnn[13] reports @upi[14] account hacked. #APTweets[3]

— David Durgy (@HeyHoov) April 23, 2013[15]

#APTweets[3] World is flat, Columbus charged with fraud.

— J P (@RileyRebel129) April 23, 2013[16]

Cleveland Browns win Super Bowl #APTweets[3]

— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) April 23, 2013[17]

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

Endnotes:
  1. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  2. “Pending Larry Quote”: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/the-top-5-pending-larry-tweets/
  3. #APTweets: https://twitter.com/search/%23APTweets
  4. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/kaitsmith/status/326750990596460546
  5. #manufacturing: https://twitter.com/search/%23manufacturing
  6. #aptweets: https://twitter.com/search/%23aptweets
  7. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/ScottPaulAAM/status/326749982323511296
  8. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/drewmagary/status/326748090243624960
  9. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/Cap_Kaveman/status/326755448617328640
  10. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/bradennis/status/326754511274266624
  11. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/KSeaboldt/status/326753679485050880
  12. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/DistrictDawg/status/326752924820725761
  13. cnn: https://twitter.com/cnn
  14. upi: https://twitter.com/upi
  15. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/HeyHoov/status/326752815051583489
  16. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/RileyRebel129/status/326751205604855808
  17. April 23, 2013: https://twitter.com/Steelersdepot/status/326754347352481792

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