by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 17, 2022) — Despite numerous Easter messages on Twitter Sunday morning declaring belief in and celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as of this writing the topic is trending only sporadically on the social-media platform, unlike in past years.
The trend, “He Got Up” has apparently replaced the more traditional Easter trend of “He is Risen!” with some entries pertaining to unrelated events.
Easter posts this year are frequently interspersed with campaign, medical and news items.
As of 9:14 a.m., “He Got Up” had stopped trending, returned two minutes later under “Kid Rock,” then disappeared again.
At 9:23 a.m., a new trend, “Catholics,” appeared, containing numerous Easter messages, one of which reminded readers that Orthodox Palm Sunday and Easter arrive a week later than those of the Latin calendar.
At 9:32, “HE GOT UP” was trending again, this time in second place, with a mixture of Easter and secular posts.
A minute later, the trend was gone but returned sporadically.