Two viral sensations are sweeping Twitter on Wednesday, October 3: 14-year-old singer Matt Hunter and PBS documentary Half The Sky.
Half The Sky is a two-part documentary shown on US public television station PBS and aimed at raising discussion about issues facing women, based on the book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning couple Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
The program constructed a deliberate strategy to increase the possibility of going viral by holding advance screenings in schools and campuses around the US, as well as running dedicated Facebook campaigns and constructing a strong presence on sites such as Pinterest and Google+. Following the broadcast of Half The Sky, those involved with the project are promoting discussion on Twitter using the hashtag "#HalfTheSky." For more information see: halftheskymovement.org/
Also causing a buzz is singer Matt Hunter. Fans of the tween wannabe star are appealing to Twitter to verify his account (@Matthew123), which currently has around 247,000 followers, by trending "verifymatthunter."
According to the modest biography of the precocious child, available at matthunterworld.com, Matt Hunter is "a 14-year-old bilingual and bicultural artist from Manhattan" who "became a part of the fabric of his generation while he was the voice of Diego on Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer."
Twitter has not yet commented on whether or not his account will be verified.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on October 3 at 3:10 pm GMT are:
02. Demarcus Ware
03. Kellen Davis
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