updated - July 21, 2019 Sunday EDT
'Sharknado' - the latest phenomenon to leave Twitter and other social medias awash with hype. "Sharknado" is the latest Syfy channel disaster flick, which made its bow Thursday night.
"Sharknado" is a B-movie which features a menacing storm that spews hungry man eaters from the Pacific Ocean onto Los Angeles in Southern California. The movies tagline reads: Enough said!
Even before the movie debuted last night at 9 p.m. Eastern time, it was generating unusual Twitter buzz. Twitter comments peaked at over 5,000 tweets per minute at 10:58 pm. That's' almost 80 tweets per second, nowhere near the record of over 5,000 tweets per second set after Obama's second presidential election win, but still a huge event by Twitter standards.
"If youre looking for one dimensional characters, terribly inconstant lighting, & sharks getin thrown out of tornadoes I recommend #SharkNado," said filmmaker Brian Naughton.
Hookjaw Rox added: "We are SO fortunate to have this blessing to keep us entertained in between basketball and football season! #SharkNado #killme"
The feeding frenzy continues with Raven Brooks who said, "Al Gore warned us about the #sharknado but you laughed at him."
Then there are the opportunistic
"We survived the #Sharknado!" Red Cross Oklahoma tweeted. "Be prepared for real situations, though. Download #RedCross Tornado & First Aid apps."
Tornadoes in May and June claimed dozens of lives in central Oklahoma.
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