My First “Viral” Tweet & Breaking News Craziness!

So, June 1st 2015 will always be a fun day for me to look back upon.  That was the day I helped break the news that Tiger Woods had arrived at the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor to play a practice round at Chambers Bay before the upcoming 2015 US Open.

A friend sent me a text late Sunday night telling me Tiger had arrived.  I asked for proof and was sent a picture of his plane.  I quickly Google Image searched his plane and it matched up.  I asked for permission to share and proceeded to write up a short tweet sharing the news onto the "Twittersphere".  One thing I didn't know is apparently nobody else had done the same thing.  Local news media got hold of it and sent it out to their followers.  Soon after, national newswires had it and my tweet was showing up everywhere as the reference point for Tiger's arrival.  It was on the local news, national golf websites, and even the USA Today sports page. 

Needless to say, it was pretty fun seeing how many hits it was getting on Twitter.  Another fun thing was how many people I know saw it listed somewhere.  Old friends contacted me to say hello and over 200 people clicked onto my website directly from social media.  All this because I simply sent out a picture of a plane. Must have been a slow news day. 

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Here are some links showing all the random places my tweet showed up yesterday. 

 

 

 

KING 5 NEWS

SEATTLE PI

GOLF CHANNEL

USA TODAY

FOX SPORTS

MY FAVORITE LINK

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm
Steve Sloboda | Category: Chambers Bay, Memories, Recognition, Shameless Self Promotion, University Place, US Open Golf, Videos | Tagged , , , , , ,