What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are leading the online discussion?
To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by reactions, comments, and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”
From fist fights over straws to alligator and whale sightings, it’s safe to say 2019 is off to a weird start in the Sunshine State. (Are we even surprised though?)
Fox 13 News held onto the #1 spot on Facebook this week, followed closely by WFLA News, each with over half a million interactions.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
That’s the last straw… A Florida man is arrested after grabbing a fast-food clerk in a fight over – you guessed it – a straw.
20 degrees? No thank you!
A massive alligator stops people in their tracks at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Whale watchers rejoice after spotting a calf off Jacksonville’s coast.
Right whale watchers rejoice as calf spotted off Jacksonville coast https://t.co/su4kZLEUnR pic.twitter.com/yzN7TdDvfr
— news-journalonline (@dbnewsjournal) December 29, 2018
A giant alligator is caught strolling by the Circle B Bar Reserve in central Florida.
ONLY IN FLORIDA – This monster alligator was seen strolling by as it crossed a path at Circle B Bar Reserve in central Florida this past weekend. ?
STORY: https://t.co/NokU0Ovxn9 pic.twitter.com/CpIQwJ64em
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) January 3, 2019
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that will help keep Florida drivers safe in 2019!
New Year, New You.
[ ? – Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office ] pic.twitter.com/LVz5ezknVL
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) January 1, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, January 4, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, December 29, 2018, and January 4, 2019.