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    Posted on 4 Feb 2015

    How One Rumour Can Totally Meltdown Twitter

    "IT'S ON!"

    ABC journalist and presenter Julia Baird tweeted on Wednesday that Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull had been canvassing support to challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    BREAKING: Two federal Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me that Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask if they will vote for him as leader.

    Julia Baird@bairdjuliaFollow

    BREAKING: Two federal Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me that Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask if they will vote for him as leader.

    11:19 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The political journalists and obsessives had been hanging out for some news about the Liberal leadership for so long, the news caused a meltdown on Twitter

    Well, Hello.RT @bairdjulia BREAKING: 2 Lib MPs have confirmed to me that Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask: will vote for him as leader ?

    Samantha Maiden@samanthamaidenFollow

    Well, Hello.RT @bairdjulia BREAKING: 2 Lib MPs have confirmed to me that Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask: will vote for him as leader ?

    11:24 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    What can be observed as the "It's On Phenomenon" went immediately into overdrive.

    IT'S ON mt @bairdjulia BREAKING: 2 Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me Malcolm Turnbull called to ask if they will vote for him as leader.

    Neil Walker@MediaMookFollow

    IT'S ON mt @bairdjulia BREAKING: 2 Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me Malcolm Turnbull called to ask if they will vote for him as leader.

    11:24 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    IT’S ON RT @bairdjulia:2 fed Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask if they will vote for him as leader

    Patrick Stafford@pdstaffordFollow

    IT’S ON RT @bairdjulia:2 fed Liberal MPs have just confirmed to me Malcolm Turnbull has called to ask if they will vote for him as leader

    11:24 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It's such a well known and beloved question to ask - "Is the spill on?" - that it causes Twitter to become an orgy of chanting political nerds.

    It's on! #itson http://t.co/l9DX9WuOVU

    M̴̜̪͉̯̰a͏̙l͓̞̥̤̖͙̘͘c͇̩̫͈͚o͘l̪̮̖̯ͅm̻͡ ̵T̺̮̙͜u̢͇̜̙̦r̖̻̳̩͘ǹ̤b̯̹͔u҉̖͓͎͕̭͙l͎̘͎̯̺̳͈͢l͇̲͞ ̠̼̺̣̹̘̜Į̥̪͈͚ͅt̘̫̯͙̥͍̱͡'͙̖̥̟͕ͅs̹͍̰͍̬͔̲͞ ̱̜͔̰̠O̜̻͙͈n͈̪͈͖

    Chris O'Regan@monkeytypistFollow

    M̴̜̪͉̯̰a͏̙l͓̞̥̤̖͙̘͘c͇̩̫͈͚o͘l̪̮̖̯ͅm̻͡ ̵T̺̮̙͜u̢͇̜̙̦r̖̻̳̩͘ǹ̤b̯̹͔u҉̖͓͎͕̭͙l͎̘͎̯̺̳͈͢l͇̲͞

    ̠̼̺̣̹̘̜Į̥̪͈͚ͅt̘̫̯͙̥͍̱͡'͙̖̥̟͕ͅs̹͍̰͍̬͔̲͞

    ̱̜͔̰̠O̜̻͙͈n͈̪͈͖

    11:25 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There was some who went for it and nailed puns.

    now is the summer of our malcontent

    And it sparked silly takes.

    I'm hearing Turnbull just took Abbott out with a crossbow from fifty yards. This is dizzy stuff folks

    j.r. hennessy@jrhennessyFollow

    I'm hearing Turnbull just took Abbott out with a crossbow from fifty yards. This is dizzy stuff folks

    11:46 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This is the Australian political Twitterverse where one tweet can cause so much joy that it almost doesn't matter about the reality of the situation. Almost.

    Malcolm Turnbull may just be Australia's Frank Underwood (in my head, at least). It's on. #Spill.

    Jesse Graham@JesseDGrahamFollow

    Malcolm Turnbull may just be Australia's Frank Underwood (in my head, at least). It's on. #Spill.

    11:26 AM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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