On Twitter, why do these official accounts only post one word?

Twitter / Getty / Huffpot Edit Screenshot Dozens of official accounts tweeted one word after Amtrak’s progress.

Twitter / Getty / Huffpot Edit Screenshot

Dozens of official accounts tweeted one word after Amtrak’s progress.

Twitter – “Rings”, “Democracy”, “Trains”… You may have noticed that a few hours ago on Friday, September 2, several approved Twitter accounts, such as those of Joe Biden, SNCF or Prime Video, were posting tweets containing only one word. And no, this is not a generalized error.

It all started with a mysterious tweet from the account of Amtrak, the American public railroad company. At exactly 9pm on Thursday, he wrote on Twitter “trains”. human error ? contact process? No explanation was given, but netizens collectively shared: At the time of this writing, the message is there “retweet” nearly 25,000 times and ” Such as “ 150,000 times.

The community managers then got involved with several of the official accounts, spreading the word in turn, often related to their job. A few hours before giving a speech emphasizing the danger posed by Donald Trump and his supporters, Joe Biden tweeted “democracy”. For its part, the French Embassy in the United States wrote ” Revolution “. Prime Video France participated in this phenomenon on the occasion of the launch of the first episode of rings of strengthwrote “rings”.

Find below a selection of the many accounts that have participated in this trend:

It is very rare for such messages to be transmitted to this extent, and, above all, the participation of official accounts in such a viral phenomenon. Amtrak’s tweet, if not a simple human error, will help amuse netizens.

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