Here’s Why Social Media Stinks

On a whim, I tweeted this morning:

If everybody on Twitter #farted at the same time, would it show up in search trends? Anybody up for a stinky experiment?

A few people started the #farted trend, so I had to make it official 15 minutes later:

Well, now the trick is to get everybody on Twitter to use #farted in a tweet ASAP. Let ‘er rip, tweeps!

An hour later, we had reached escape velocity

We have smelt it and dealt it. #farted is the number 3 trend on Twitter http://bit.ly/farted (can we make an near-number two, number one?)

And at 4:20pm today, we reached the number one search trend on Twitter:

I just #farted for joy – it’s the number one trended topic on Twitter at the moment: http://bit.ly/farted (p00t!)

It only took me four tweets to get ‘er done. Thanks to everybody who farticipated on Twitter, including:

netwizard2003: yeah lemme eat about 5 triple steak burritos and i&#39ll let ya know the outcome of that

about 24 minutes ago

kearneykd: #farted Can you smell that? The methane cloud has enveloped Twitter!

about an hour ago

apabate: if everybody twittered #farted would anyone be left to smell it??

about 2 hours ago

sbeckham: I&#39m in for #farted . My #twitdiet is not working.

about 2 hours ago

TeQ: If everybody on Twitter #farted at the same time, would it show up in search trends? Anybody up for a stinky experiment? (via @chrispirillo)

about 2 hours ago

chrismg: 31 #farted iPhone apps in 60 sec: http://tinyurl.com/cvnsd9

about 3 hours ago

brandon_wirtz: if you did a tiny url for Farted in a google search, it would show up in trends. unless the Spam filter decided it was spam

about 3 hours ago

brandon_wirtz: It won&#39t, because trends are on what people are Searching we aren&#39t searching #farted

about 3 hours ago

RichardWarwick: yeah why not:L

about 3 hours ago

lanorth9: haha that would be great

about 3 hours ago

problemchild88: for sure! I&#39m down

about 3 hours ago

SeanSlanec: Lets do it! What time?

about 3 hours ago

nhochmuth: I&#39d be up for it. Sounds like fun.

about 3 hours ago

wehype: ok, tell us more about your #farted experiment 😉 Ist this a real nerdy, geeky web movement?

about 3 hours ago

RattFink: let&#39s go for it.

about 3 hours ago

westotodd: Ok Chris…I #farted

about 3 hours ago

BigRedPimp: I don&#39t #fart know what #fart you&#39re talking about #fart . 😛

about 3 hours ago

darrensingleton: Go for it, let&#39s show some maturity! 😉

about 3 hours ago

pikelet650: off to work…yay air conditioning…suck that people at school *pokes out tongue*

about 3 hours ago

bsabatinelli: hah, I&#39d be up for that.

about 3 hours ago

JakeInMyPants: I&#39m in on the experiment, lets try it out 🙂

about 3 hours ago

robertsaunders: too many greenhouse gases in that happening #farted

about 3 hours ago

RachelShubin: #farting …. really? You&#39re kind of a weird guy…. 🙂

about 3 hours ago

mdrache: So jr high, but since it&#39s for science…#farted

about 3 hours ago

x_atomic: I will concentrate and try Cris Pirillo&#39s #farted social media fun-time extravaganza exercise

about 3 hours ago

hornsolo: If everybody on Twitter #farted at the same time, would it show up in search trends? Anybody up for a stinky experiment? (via @chrispirillo)

about 3 hours ago

Outsanity: I #fart way too much

about 3 hours ago

fanbab: I just #farted .

about 3 hours ago

SEOSEM: please lets stink up the cloud

about 3 hours ago

timm_mccoy: I&#39m down. we&#39d have to set it to some specified time… like 2:00 PST and then all tweet #farted and an optional fart story.

about 3 hours ago

ChickenStudios: #farted oops I just farted now i stink

about 3 hours ago

phraktyl: Sounds like a gas! Heh. Eh… Sorry ’bout that.

about 3 hours ago

MarjyMeechan: Let&#39s do it.

about 3 hours ago

AaronSkwarcan: Count me in.

about 3 hours ago

shaken_blake: I would really like to participate in the #farted experiment….

about 3 hours ago

walkinpp: LOL it worked

about 51 minutes ago

KyleDuffield: Well, now the trick is to get everybody on Twitter to use #farted in a tweet ASAP. Let &#39er rip, tweeps! (via @chrispirillo)

about 2 hours ago

atomic777: just 4 u I&#39ll participate in the stinky experiment. Here ya go! –> #farted

about 2 hours ago

crackass: I just #farted for you

about 2 hours ago

Jeroenz0r: zomg did you jus #farted

about 2 hours ago

Cobber99: #farted and quite loud I might add…

about 2 hours ago

gurubrandon: #farted is Getting larger on TwitScoop! Keep squeezing them out!

about 2 hours ago

SajanParikh: looks like I just #farted

about 3 hours ago

ScribeJay: Gotta get &#39em all to follow user hashtags first, don&#39t we?

about 3 hours ago

mackney: I think you need more followers that #farted

about 3 hours ago

MardeeT: its trending now.

about 3 hours ago

B00G1T: .ppppppppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrpppppppppppp

about 3 hours ago

TimTheFoolMan: For awhile, I was tweeting these daily updates: http://thefartman.wordpress.com . I guess I ran out of gas. #farted

about 3 hours ago

timm_mccoy: #farted made it into the twitter search trends list. this is cool. fun with trend algorithms.

about 3 hours ago

hornsolo: What? Who #farted ? Hoof hearted?

about 3 hours ago

WirelessMike: I hope your podcaster / new media doesn&#39t get snowed out. It&#39s starting to look troublesome in the area.

about 3 hours ago

holliejtaylor: You made a plan then life came along and #farted it up !

about 3 hours ago

MTSeeker: If I use #farted in a tweet, tweeps might think I like beans; I do like beans, butt I shouldn&#39t toot my own horn about it.

about 3 hours ago

tronkowski: #farted , pass it on…

about 3 hours ago

TomIsGeek: Well, now the trick is to get everybody on Twitter to use #farted in a tweet ASAP. Let &#39er rip, tweeps! (via @chrispirillo)

about 3 hours ago

gurubrandon: “Farted” is Buzzing in twitscoop (no pun intended)..(even though it&#39s funny)

about 3 hours ago

leebennett: I #farted in your general direction.

about 3 hours ago

aaron_bennett: @chrispirillo: Hah, you got it. Good thing there are so many #fart apps on the iPhone. Phew, who #farted ?

about 3 hours ago

timm_mccoy: check out twitscoop!!!! #farted made it!!! lawls.

about 3 hours ago

WannabBallerina: #farted You big child…

about 3 hours ago

frankstendal: did my part for the #farted Brigade.

about 3 hours ago

thestig888: i think i just#farted

about 3 hours ago

Viv10: you got it here&#39s mine #farted

about 3 hours ago

robwatts: RT: Well, now the trick is to get everybody on Twitter to use #farted in a tweet ASAP. Let &#39er rip, tweeps! (via @chrispirillo)

about 3 hours ago

timm_mccoy: the #farted twitter experiment is fun with trend algorithms… join in!!! just use #farted in a tweet!

about 3 hours ago

rons: These products will eliminate the odors caused by your hashtag http://bit.ly/2aYKIv #farted

about 3 hours ago

Outsanity: Replace every verb with #farted

about 3 hours ago

hadleydb: RT Well, now the trick is to get everybody on Twitter to use #farted in a tweet ASAP. Let &#39er rip, tweeps! (via @chrispirillo)

about 3 hours ago

chrisutley: why would I want to tweet #farted ?

about 3 hours ago

Splappy: I used #farted in a tweet. Yay.

about 3 hours ago

TimTheFoolMan: Oops, I did it again. #farted

about 3 hours ago

cheeky_geeky: I don&#39t want to use #farted in a tweet! That&#39s so silly. Who&#39s going to do that??

about 3 hours ago

gurubrandon: Watching twitscoop….. nothing yet.. people still falling for the fake Amber Alert.

about 3 hours ago

alexanderhorre: #farted fart fart fart for chris pirillo

about 3 hours ago

watmough: he who denied it, supplied it!

about an hour ago

dancraggs: Well I think it&#39s only fair that the world is told about this lethal fumage. #farted

about an hour ago

Debbie_h2o: it&#39s a pay it forward kinda thing, and nice to do for people, besides its free & doesn&#39t smell bad! [email protected])>-< #virtualvalentine

about an hour ago

MacManLtd: #farted LOL chris will be atached to the #farted trend. He&#39ll show up in the search

about an hour ago

Debbie_h2o: how about sending a #virtualvalentine , cutie?

about an hour ago

ablemac: Encouraged those who&#39ve #farted to #giggled also, and you&#39ll get double the trend 🙂

about an hour ago

Pccw9: #farted is number 3?? make it number 1!

about an hour ago

shaken_blake: that is so awesome…. #farted is showing up on #2 in “whats buzzing” on tweetdeck

about 2 hours ago

themacinjosh: don&#39t get greedy now! LOL, I was afraid this would go to your head…or in this case, out of your butt…

about 2 hours ago

jordantbro: This just might turn out to be the pinnacle of your career?

about 2 hours ago

Arkitan: ugh lame

about 2 hours ago

shawnwelch: You could always tweet up awareness about this ChipIn while you&#39re at it 😉 http://is.gd/iN1g

about 2 hours ago

grumpytechs: Gee, I would have thought that if one #farted for the sake of others guessing what they ate or drink, that would be enough.

about a minute ago

TRDaggett: Thanks for &#39sharing&#39… :p

about 4 minutes ago

randomlines: Pull my finger! 🙂 #farted

about 7 minutes ago

jasonmcmains: #farted reminds me… Are there any unspoken twitter etiquette rules?

about 11 minutes ago

jivaeric: P00t! Awesome.

about 18 minutes ago

ganesha23: one more #farted and I am out of here!

about 23 minutes ago

daveom: there must be a strong breeze I&#39m twitterland. #farted

about 24 minutes ago

joshua_w: Haha, you did it!

about 30 minutes ago

jfouts: now you just need to get ifart for your iphone and you&#39re good all day1 #farted

about 33 minutes ago

nikstohn: the whole world #farted twitter for 😉

about 38 minutes ago

mackney: you have so much influence you make flatulence on twitter #farted

about 40 minutes ago

blackfeathers: #farted so, i hear that your favourite coffee is p00t&#39s coffee?

about 42 minutes ago