Celebrity Twitter Commentary on the Royal Baby: A Taxonomy

People often criticize journalists for their imprudence in the digital age, for the way they value the quick over the accurate, the now-available over the profound. And yet, every time a news event comes around, assuming it’s not a mass tragedy, it isn’t just the journalists who appear to hover over the keyboard, longing to make that perfect pun or quip that will travel across the nation’s smartphones. Yesterday, as news of the #RoyalBaby broke, we were watching how certain media personalities weighed in on the announcement.

1. The “Arguably Sincere Canned Tweet”…

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Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 11.15.52 PM… and its sub-genre, the “Arguably Sincere Canned Tweet with Inexplicably Pre-Prepared Graphic.”

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