Did you see this graphic?
Perhaps you only saw a reference to it. It must have been retweeted a bazillion times this week.
The graphic was by Andrew Barr of the National Post of Toronto. According to Post blogger Chris Boutet, Andrew drew the piece Monday to run with a Reuters story posted on the Post web site.
From where it quickly went viral. Chris writes:
Once released into the Tumblr wild, the graphic was immediately reblogged by influential humourÂ sites The Laughing Squid and The Daily What. From there, the graphic continued to spread outwards through user shares and word of mouth on Tumblr and Twitter, eventually making catching the attention of other major sites across the web, including the Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, Digg and Slate. It was even made into an e-card by influential humour site Some E-Cards, who then shared the graphic with their 1.6 million followers on Twitter.
And then, the ultimate. Chris writes:
The National Post â€œTrentaâ€ graphic became so ubiquitous online that it caught the attention of CNNâ€™s Anderson Cooper, who discussed the graphic on his show… [Many Post staffers] were surprised to hear Mr. Cooper refer to us as a â€œwebsite called the National Postâ€ rather than a newspaper.