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Social Networks Rage Over Anthony Verdict With Opinions Shared From All Over The Country

Kim Kardashian was one celebrity used her Twitter account to voice her opinion - Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images

While not quite up to the buzz the O.J. verdict created, the surprise verdict today with Casey Anthony has created a lot of emotion and people aren’t afraid to voice their opinions.

 

To say that social media got a little worked up over the Casey Anthony verdict would be like saying Facebook “has a few users” or Twitter “is home to an occasional misspelling.”

From the instant word came that Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, online networking sites were flooded with a cascade of amateur commentary. Most condemned the verdict — “no justice for Caylee” was a common comment — which comes after years of the case serving as fodder for cable news, tabloids and the like.

On Twitter, the afternoon’s “trending topics” were dominated by Anthony news. Terms or hashtags that were among the top 10 included: #notguilty, Nancy Grace, Johnnie Cochran, HLN, Jose Baez, Law & Order and Law Abiding Citizen.

Yes, some folks noted how the popular TV crime procedural would have rendered a more satisfying conclusion. Others cited “Law Abiding Citizen,” the movie starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, for a line spoken by Foxx’s attorney character: “It’s not what you know. It’s what you can prove in court.”

Within minutes of the verdict, Facebook pages devoted to Casey and Caylee Anthony filled up with hundreds of comments, most of them expressing outrage and wishing Casey Anthony, who was convicted on four misdemeanor counts, a miserable existence in this life or the next.

Then there was the snack-cake situation.

On their Twitter feed, the Entenmann’s baked-goods company jumped on the trending-topic hashtag “#notguilty” to post this — “Who’s #notguilty about eating all the tasty treats they want?”

While it might not seem all that offensive in comparison to much of what was flying around the Web on Tuesday, some folks complained the post was insensitive and Entenmann’s quickly pulled it down.

“Sorry everyone, we weren’t trying to reference the trial in our tweet! We should have checked the trending hashtag first,” the company wrote.

And here’s a special tweet from the “Redefining Irony” category: @KimKardashian WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!

Kim Kardashian’s father, Robert, was a prominent Los Angeles attorney who was previously best known for representing his friend, O.J. Simpson, at his 1995 murder trial.

Read more social media posts via Social networks rage over Anthony verdict – CNN.com.

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