Web Wednesday – May 15, 2013

By: Sean Sporman Email
By: Sean Sporman Email
Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

WTVY Web Wednesday

Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

Earlier this week, News 4 reported on an unusual gooey substance found in tea served with lunches at Carroll High School in Ozark. The video sent in by students showed the unappealing beverage, which was later pulled by the school’s principal. On our network’s main Twitter page, we received a tweet from ‏@MasonIsAhMazing. She said, “I am seriously never drinking school tea anymore.”

One story that got a lot of social media buzz that we reported recently involved the clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch. The CEO of that company openly admitted that he "doesn't want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people.” On News 4’s main Facebook page, many of you weighed in on that surprising story. Michelle Davenport responded, saying, “I agree! This is very upsetting to me. My daughter will not even step foot in this store again! You don't have to be thin to be beautiful.” Derek Brown replied that the CEO “does have a constitutional right to have any particular shopper base that he wants.”

Over the weekend, Twitter user @StandByPlease shared a picture of the “Equestria L.A.” convention celebrating My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with us through Twitter. Now, he has shared two additional photos of the convention with us. One shows a panel of voice actors that work on the show, and another shows two fans dressed up as characters from the series. One of those in that second picture shows a young child dressed up as the meek pegasus, Fluttershy.

A regional story that gained massive traction on our webchannel was a story about a Florida selling exotic tacos. That included tacos with lion meat. At one point, it was the most popular story, with thousands of views. We also got several comments on the story, including one from a viewer named Paul (not Stockman), who said of the meat, “It is garbage and dangerous. No FDA approvals and tons of steroids. Really why would you put this in your body?” Meanwhile, another user named Paul Miller breaks out the puns, saying, “These guys aren't stretching the truth about their exotic meats... they're straight-up lion.”

And, finally, as of early this morning, the most popular article in our News section was about Tuesday’s odd, unofficial holiday: Dance Like a Chicken Day. If you watched us yesterday, you may have seen Paul Stockman try his hand—and arms and feet—at the dance, which is usually done with the “Chicken Dance” song. On our Morning Show Facebook page, Iris Pherrman gave her opinion of the Dance, saying, “Iove watching a group of people doing the chicken dance it is so funny especially when some of them don't know what they are doing! LOL!” And, on both Facebook and Twitter, Karla Messenger gave her compliments to Paul’s interpretation of the dance, saying that he “ROCKED the Duck/Chicken dance.”

The views of commenters, readers, and viewers do not necessarily reflect the views of WTVY News 4.

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