Winter Storm Nemo, the humorously named blizzard currently in its starting throes across much of the Northeast, is one of the latest storms (following Irene and Sandy) to prompt collaborative storm planning on Twitter and Facebook — but it seems for all the advice we’re given, most users are intending to have epic storm benders as Nemo hits.
In the closed garden of Facebook, Nemo humor is rife nationally, and image macros are already popping up in response to the widespread panic in grocery stores, amid shovel salesmen and in the weather reporting genre of media.
On Twitter, users are tweeting and Instagram-sharing pics of alcohol stashes, and #Nemo and #blizzard have been trending all day. While news reports on Nemo are being circulated, a large cross-section of the site is occupied with banter of amused and not-too-worried storm-affected Twitterers.
NOTHING PUMPS ME UP MORE THAN AN OVERABUNDANCE SNOWSTORM WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35mph+ HELL YA #blizzard
— Bill Nye™ (@BiIlNye) February 8, 2013
Popular daytime talk show host and comedienne Ellen Degeneres got in a Nemo plug:
I hope everyone stays safe on the East Coast during the blizzard. In other news, #Nemo is trending! That movie really is a classic.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 8, 2013
Images are being shared on Twitter as well:
— We Are The In Crowd (@WeAreTheInCrowd) February 8, 2013
— Nicholas (@nick_masella) February 8, 2013
— chelsea (@doitlikecdrake_) February 8, 2013
— Cause It’s Funny (@CuzItsFunny) February 8, 2013
And the inevitable largest online blizzard boozefest began:
Just keep drinking, just keep drinking, just keep drinking, drinking, drinking. #nemo
— SingleGirlPerks (@singlegirlperks) February 8, 2013
Just got an “emergency imminent blizzard” alert on my phone. All it said was: “start drinking!” #blizzard
— MikeFalzone (@MikeFalzone) February 7, 2013
— Charles Tuggle (@mchellagnarls) February 8, 2013
If you’re not drinking right now, you’re doing it wrong. #blizzard‘013
— Olivia Burk (@LivBurk) February 8, 2013
How are you using social media during Nemo’s ravages?