Obama Nobel Peace Prize chatter floods Twitter(Read article summary)
Talk of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded Friday to President Barack Obama, nearly overloaded the circuitry of the popular social networking site.
And nowhere was the buzz louder than on Twitter, the popular microblogging site, which has shown a propensity to slow down at times of heavy traffic. Thus far, news of the Obama Peace Prize win hasn't sunk the Twitter ship.
Still, the site, which is usually devoted on Fridays to the popular TGIF topic, was flooded this afternoon with key words related to President Obama and the Peace Prize. Among them: "Nobel," and "Humbled," a reference to Obama's gracious acceptance speech. (“To be honest, I do not feel I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize," Obama said on Friday.)
As of 1:30 p.m. EDT, "Nobel" remains the most popular trending topic, but the "Humbled" posts are the most interesting to read. They range from the very humorous (perryhovermale: "Obama also won the less talked about 'Nobel Cream Pies' award for his work with struggling clowns. He was 'Humbled.' Pie.") to the excited.