NEW COLUMN: Trending on the Net
If you thought Aquaman was a lame villain, wait until you hear the latest passing trend on Twitter and Reddit called "Florida Man." It is considered for the acts to be done by one single individual who is dubbed "The worst Superhero ever."
It began on January 26 when the @_FloridaMan twitter feed was launched, which featured news headlines containing the keywords “Florida man.” Four days later, Reddit post titled ‘“Florida Man is a terrible superhero” gained lots of popularity for a screenshot of Google News containing the key word "Florida Man." The day after, a separate board was created called "/r/FloridaMan" where users on the site could post different news articles dedicated to Florida Man. And in the next several days, notable tweets from the @_FloridaMan were featured on different websites.
Florida Man's actions are usually told by real headlines from newspapers, such as "Florida Man arrested for giving people wedgies," "Florida Man swallowed by sinkhole in bedroom," and "Florida Man robs Girl Scouts selling cookies." Several Fanart of this new hero have also popped up under the site Tumblr under the tag #florida man.
We may not know what Florida Man may do next, but we salute this new hero and trend for that moment of entertainment on the web.
Check out Florida Man's Twitter here.
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