September. What a month it’s been.
As we head into October’s line-up of pumpkin-spiced everything, culturally appropriative Halloween costumes and premature Christmas decoration, we take a look back at this past week’s social media #WINS and #FAILS that bring September to a sensational close.
All Hail the Queen (of Instagram)
Selena Gomez has only gone and made Instagram history.
Despite not being active on the app since August, the Disney Channel actress-turned-singer is the first celebrity to reach 100 million (!) followers. 100. Million. Let’s just take a moment to process that.
That’s more than ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber’s 77 million fangirls. That’s more than ‘Queen B’ Beyoncé’s 85.4 million booty-shaking devotees.
Despite not being able to tell you the title of a single song she’s released, our hats go off to her total social media domination.
Hillary Trumps Trump
As the eyes of the world turned to the 2016 U.S. presidential election this past Monday, the war of words didn’t end there. In the aftermath of the debate (or spectacle, arguably), Hillary took to twitter to throw even more shade at opponent Donald Trump, tweeting:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2016
An extremely witty Clinton Campaign intern or Hillary herself, no one can deny that this was pure brilliance.
In amongst the sea of Twitter reactions following #debatenight, one in particular took the cake:
Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House. Donald Trump belongs on my show.
— Jerry Springer (@jerryspringer) September 27, 2016
We don’t know what’s better — Jerry Springer’s not-so-subtle insult or his impeccable choice of profile picture.
Very British Problems
When #AwfullyBritishOffences began trending on Twitter, Britons came together to show their solidarity with, well, awfully British offences.
Like this one:
Insisting your haircut is lovely even though you hate it because you don't want to offend the hairdresser. #AwfullyBritishOffences
— Oonagh (@Okeating) September 25, 2016
(Happened one too many times…)
Oh, to be British.
Do Not Disturb
In a gallant effort to get more Londoners talking to one another on their daily commute, enthusiastic American Jonathan Dunne took to Old Street station during Thursday’s morning rush hour to hand out ‘Tube Chat?’ badges. They were not well received.
In response to Jonathan Dunne trying to undermine the fabric of this (very antisocial) society, Londoners of the Twittersphere articulated their absolute disbelief:
@TfL, we actually wouldn’t mind you spending taxpayer money for these to happen.
When AutoScheduling Goes Wrong
A #WINS and #FAILS blog would not be complete without a disastrous (and hilarious) fail. Cue Women’s Weekly and their automated tweet nightmare.
When their social media publishing tool malfunctioned, the Australian magazine’s string of bizarre, link-less tweets began to read like someone’s aunt on one too many white wine spritzers: