On March 20, I tweeted the following:
— Natalie K. (@natalie_) 20 Март 2014
(If you can’t see anything above, click here to view it on Twitter.)
One of my followers tweeted a photo of parliamentarians in Kiev rigging the vote in the Ukrainian parliament. As you can see, an unidentified parliamentarian “voted” for his absent colleagues. I retweeted the photo with my own commentary: “Democracy!”
A few days later, my tweet went viral. It had 151 retweets and 30 favorites—maybe not that many in the whole scheme of things, but way more than I usually have.
What I can’t figure out is why. I mean, it is a fabulous tweet, but then again, all my tweets are fabulous. The location it was tweeted from—Texas, USA—does add a rather nice touch. My commentary is sarcastic and biting. The picture speaks volumes about the corruption present in Eastern Europe today. But I really cannot understand why this tweet in particular was so popular with people. Not that I’m complaining, of course.
The lesson here, I suppose, is no one can really predict what goes viral and what doesn’t.