Twitter Is The New High School Cafeteria

Photo by shalawesome via Flickr.com, (cc) some rights reserved

Photo by shalawesome via Flickr.com, (cc) some rights reserved

Twitter is often thought of as a global water cooler, a place where where live conversations take place with people all over the world. 

But watching last night's State of the Union address, while simultaneously following the #SOTU hashtag, I realized that Twitter is more like a high school cafeteria, complete with all the familiar characters and cliques: 

Gushing Cheerleaders: Let’s do this together! RT "America moves forward only when we do so together." -President Obama #SOTU

Class Clowns: Boehner can't stand because he's pooping, guys! #sotu

Mean-Spirited Jocks: There are less illegals crossing over BECAUSE THE OBAMA ECONOMY IS SO CRAPPY, YOU IDIOT #sotu 

Waggish Nerds: I hear the dinosaurs sat when their president proposed an asteroid avoidance program. #sotu

Mean Girls: OMG. Marco Rubio drinking water is so CREEPY!!! #SOTU

In fact, all that seems to be missing from my cafeteria metaphor are the fish sticks, hair nets and plastic trays. Congress already has the food fights covered.