1. Houlah Massacre
On the night of May 25, more than 100 people, including 34 women and 49 children, were massacred in Houla, Syria. This horrible, gruesome news was one of the most-discussed topics on Twitter this week. This picture, posted to Twitter by @LamaSabri, allegedly displays some of the children who were senselessly murdered that night. (disturbing images!) #houlahmassacre
Smartphone cameras have been busier than ever this week — there were more than 56 million photos posted on Twitter, a new record.
It was a stellar group of pics this week, showing quite a different bunch of shots from those we saw last week. Last week’s most popular pictures were mostly cheerful and funny, with summer being the main theme in the top 10. This week’s conversation on Twitter, however, was ruled by two disruptive events: The massacre in Houla and the earthquake in Northern Italy. Our hearts go out to the victims.
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On a lighter note, our roundup also features a healthy dollop of fun, including images from celebrities, the beauty of the earth, fashion, gadgetry and more.
These are all curated and captioned by our inimitable colleague at Skylines, writer and analyst Julie Donders (@IkbenJulie), working with her powerful and unique algorithm that separates the good and important from the bad and ugly.
So revel in this eclectic group of photos — an emotional whirlpool that mixes the bitter with the sweet — compiled just for you in the latest Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week. And please let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.
Bonus: Here’s last week’s Top 10 Twitter Pics.
Last Sunday, the moon passed between the sun and our planet, causing an awe-inspiring solar #eclipse. This special phenomenon was captured by thousands of people around the globe. This picture, posted to Twitter by aerospace engineer @wikkit (1000+ followers), was tweeted along with the text: “I’m sorry to inform you that Earth is about to be been eaten by a fire demon.”
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