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Flower Pot Archive
Yesterday I was thinking that perhaps finally Twitter was starting to move from “just ads” to something more. Posterous was down and they used Twitter to communicate with their customers. I see more companies using Twitter to communicate with customers when a service isn’t functioning correctly. But then a story like this one comes along to bring me back to reality. The german term is “Blumenkübel”.
This story comes from a small town in Germany. Apparently a flower pot (see photo on right) was broken by vandals at an elder care home in Neuenkirchen. You can read the full story on the newspaper. The newspaper posted a follow-up story noting that flower pot is now an Internet trend. I can’t confirm but it appears the story’s author is either an intern at the newspaper or it was her first day. What a way to start a new job – with massive traffic and the beginnings of an Internet meme.
This exciting story is a trending topic on Twitter currently and the comments are coming in amazingly quick. Here’s a great in-depth story about the flower pot and how it’s taken Twitter by storm. And be careful as spammers are loading up the #Blumenkübel keyword on Twitter with their spam links.
It gets better – the damaged flower pot now has a Facebook page and there are already 680 fans!
The reporter notes that the pot had a value of 150 euros and that residents of the elder care home were upset and saddened after seeing the damaged pot.
Update: The Facebook page is now over 750 fans – our sources tell us this pace of fan addition is quicker than President Barack Obama’s Facebook page receives!
I could only imagine if the vandals broke both flower pots!