The hub of high culture is no longer in New York City, or Paris, or Rome. All our American culture doesn’t even come from gorgeous Philadelphia, but from online. Twitter is where our unfiltered thoughts and concerns find an audience of Bieber-bashers and Phillie Phanatics. The best way to keep up with what’s nostalgic, bizarre and hilarious is to find what’s trending on Twitter. As of April 14th, 2013, this is what’s going on in the Twitterverse:
#Childhoodfears on Twitter include “being late for mosque,” “bringing home a bad report card,” and Harry Potter’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort.
#MentionSomebodyYouWantToMeet shows that Twitter users are interested in having quality time with their future selves, their future girlfriends, Justin Bieber, and of course, Jesus Christ.
Do you #rememberwheneverybody spent days designing their Myspace page, wore light-up sneakers from Wal-Mart, and looked forward to the end of the world in 2012?
#ToMyFutureKids tells us that U.S. Twitter users would tell their future children that they will be spoiled, that their “daddy had so much swag,” and the family will wear “matching Jordan sneakers.”
#ArtistsEveryoneLikesButIDont means the entire canon of American musicians are under fire, including “good girl” Taylor Swift, “bad girl” Rihanna and heartthrobs One Direction.
And, #Twittermademerealize that the world can now “think in 140 characters or less” and that the people on the “Internet understand me better.”