One of the interesting things about social media is that there are numerous services which track "what's tending now." Certain applications can also track words or phrases which are dominating the news.
I like to use TweetDeck as well as Monitter to follow trends involving the cruise industry.
"Carnival cruise" has been trending all week at a frantic pace. And the news is not good.
The cumulative effect of the recent cruise ship fires, power failures and images of passengers on disabled cruise ships complaining about toilets over-flowing has turned Carnival's reputation into a joke.
Carnival's "fun ships" have been ridiculed on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman & Jay Leno, and featured in MAD Magazine (see below).
Consider some of the comments which are twirling on Twitter right now:
Packing for my Carnival cruise: tent, sleeping bag for deck, iodine pills, generator, Cipro.
We all lose if CBS doesn't film the next Survivor aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship
Maybe we should shut down Abu Ghraib prison and send the terrorists on a Carnival Cruise
I wouldn't go on a Carnival cruise right now even if it were free
One of the secrets to Carnival Cruise’s unsinkable business model: free Coast Guard rescues
They have so many cruise commercials because Carnival is just sinking
Even with the 50% discount from Carnival it will be difficult to go on that cruise line again
Carnival cruise boats are shit LOL dont know why ppl go on them...
Decisions. Decisions. Trying to decide whether to take a Carnival Cruise or just stay at home and shit my pants
My new punishment for my 12 year old daughter: Do your chores or I'll send you on a Carnival Cruise
if its a carnival, there's a 96.13% chance something will go wrong and youll get a free cruise out of it... Have fun!
Last week I posed a question on Twitter whether Carnival was the Wal-Mart of the high seas? Several people said no way - don't insult Wal-Mart, Carnival is more like K-Mart.
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