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?”
While President Trump’s rally in Tampa garnered most of the attention on social media this week, we can’t ignore the lip-syncing firefighters and movement-starting students that also made the headlines.
The Twitter leaderboard remained relatively the same as last week. Meanwhile, WFLA News Channel 8 climbed to the #1 spot on Facebook.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Large crowds gather in advance of President Trump’s rally in Tampa.
Could driving in South Florida get anymore confusing? With a new traffic pattern coming to the Dolphin Expressway, it’s possible.
When the Orange County Fire Rescue team’s not life-saving, they’re lip-syncing!
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office searches for a 27-year-old missing woman.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Nope… There were no TV screens or JumboTrons for people to watch outside of the Trump rally in Tampa.
Trump said people watched his rally on TVs outside the Fairgrounds. They didn’t. https://t.co/LPSS0jX0dN
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) August 1, 2018
Remember this homeless man from last week? Good news… He landed the job!
HE GOT THE JOB! The video went viral last week, showing a Tallahassee Police officer shaving a homeless man’s beard so he could apply for a job. Now Phil has officially started working at McDonald’s! Good luck, Phil! https://t.co/rX5LtLQRjT pic.twitter.com/QKA0ONNqRI
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 31, 2018
The dramatic decrease in DUI arrests in South Florida is credited in part to ridesharing services, and millennials.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 31, 2018
Survivors of the Parkland shooting discuss youth activism and gun violence prevention with Jacksonville high school students.
Parkland students were joined at the #JaxLanding Friday by teens like #PonteVedraHighSchool graduate Mia Cleary. “We haven’t seen a movement like this in generations,” Cleary, 19, said. #MarchForOurLivesJax
— Florida Times-Union (@jaxdotcom) July 27, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, August 3, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, July 28, 2018 and August 3, 2018.