What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are generating the most buzz online?
To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by views, comments and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”
This week has been a “strange” one, filled with gators, spring snow storms, and popped balloons.
FOX 13 News Tampa Bay and WSVN 7 News took the lead, with thousands more social interactions than the #2 spot, and two TV stations — WPLG Local 10 and WESH 2 News — appeared on both top-10 rankings (Facebook and Twitter) for yet another week.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
There’s a reason it’s called the Sunshine State! Florida sends New York warm vibes as the state gets pummeled with another round of snow.
High school students in Rockledge organize a school walkout in support of the second amendment following a district-wide walkout to support gun control.
A 7-year-old girl was found safe on Caladesi Island after getting lost on Clearwater Beach.
That is NOT a pool float! An 11-foot alligator was found in a Sarasota resident’s backyard swimming pool.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
A South Florida mom’s gender reveal ‘fail’ goes viral.
All the expecting mom had to do was get the confetti-filled balloon in her car so she could bring it to her gender reveal party. But her young son “wanted to see what was inside”… and her reaction is priceless ?
(courtesy: Chanelle Mendoza) pic.twitter.com/Ewi2sHz9xC
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 5, 2018
Now that’s a good deal! A Tarpon Springs resident demonstrates why newspapers are such a bargain.
PSA. Hit the RT. pic.twitter.com/LR6bnrhE8r
— Ben Montgomery (@gangrey) April 5, 2018
Things are getting strange! Universal Orlando announces the theme for the first Halloween Horror Nights haunted house.
#BREAKING: Universal releases the theme for the first haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights… things are getting stranger… ?: https://t.co/yNBkf03tvi #hhn28
Video by Universal pic.twitter.com/jKw1YI3LZV
— Spectrum News 13 (@MyNews13) April 3, 2018
Here’s the real reason ex-Gators coach Jim McElwain took a loss on his Florida home…
The real reason ex-Gators coach Jim McElwain took a loss on his Florida home isn’t so funny https://t.co/OGYEZT6sD1 @TB_Times
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) April 6, 2018