What`s Trending | VideoKFYR-TV | 11/9/2012
The election may be over, but the people are still talking about it. Especially on Twitter. #Election2012 led Twitter to become what some are calling, "a Nationwide Caucus." From midnight to 2:00 am on election night, there were 6.4 million tweets using that hash tag. By 6:45 pm CT, there were over 11 million.
Also, according to Twitter, there were 3,000 tweets a minute using #iVoted. For some really crazy numbers, at 10:16 pm CT, President Obama broke the news of his re-election via Twitter with three little words: "Four more years." By 11:25, just 9 minutes later, it had 128,469 re-tweets. These numbers make election night the most tweeted event in U.S. political history.
Lately in the news, we`ve been talking about women taking over. For instance, Heidi Heitkamp made history by being the first woman elected to the Senate from North Dakota.
Women aren`t just filling up seats in Congress, they`re also filling out football jerseys too. Here`s a video of 9 year old Sam Gordon from Salt Lake City. She is the definition of #GirlPower. Gordon is the quarterback for an area youth football team and is not afraid to take a hit. This YouTube video of her already has well over a million hits in just a couple of days! Our anchor Alan Miller would love this, Gordon says she found her love for football after attending a Brigham Young University game, Miller`s alma-mater.
So pass this on, because who doesn`t love seeing a girl rock at a boy`s sport? I`ll also post the link to Gordon`s full highlight tape on the Country Morning Today Facebook page.
After all the excitement of tweeting election coverage or cheering on a 9 year old female football star, you might want somewhere to sit down and relax with an ice cold beer. Well, the place to do that is at the new JL beers in downtown Bismarck! JL Beers already has existing spots in Fargo, Grand Forks and Sioux Falls. They have 22 seats at the bar and over 40 beer varieties on tap. But calling all beer geeks! They have an iPhone/Android app that lets you post your tasting notes and reviews. You can also bookmark beers you want to try later. That way you don`t have to try all 40 beers at once, unless you really want to. Also don`t forget to visit their Facebook page, just search JL Beers. Or tweet to them, using #JLBeers.
That`s What`s Trending. I`m Alyssa Marino.