Alligators … runaway goats … zombies, oh my!
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?”
South Florida news outlets dominated the Twittersphere this week, with six Miami or Fort Lauderdale-based news outlets ranking among the top 10. WSVN 7 News continues to lead the pack on Twitter, and also worked its way up to the #2 spot on Facebook.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Why did the alligator cross the road? We’ll never know… An alligator was spotted taking a stroll near Coral Springs Drive and the Heron Bay community.
Craving some donuts? Cars hold up weekend traffic on the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale to perform “tricks.”
Authorities respond to an active shooter situation in Panama City.
Goats on the loose! Deputies go on a wild “goat” chase through an Apopka neighborhood.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
A Florida man scares kids at a playground, ranting about where babies come from (Hint: it’s not storks).
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) May 21, 2018
Principal whose daughter was killed at Stoneman Douglas blasts the school district for lacking empathy, transparency and an ability to accept blame.
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) May 23, 2018
Zombies in Florida? Not exactly… A power outage in Lake Worth triggers a zombie alert to residents via social media.
A power outage in Lake Worth over the weekend triggered a social media zombies alert. https://t.co/wJqJnmOQ1Z
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 22, 2018
50-100+ shots are fired during an active shooter situation in Panama City.
Still a very active situation near 23rd Street and Beck Avenue and Panama City. Witnesses reported 50-100+ shots fired. At least one injury reported. Avoid the area. Tune into NewsChannel 7 for live coverage. We have reporters on scene. pic.twitter.com/V4UrD9N8Cd
— WJHG-TV (@WJHG_TV) May 22, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, May 25, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, May 19, 2018 and May 25, 2018.