A visual tribute to the Orlando Sentinel‘s up-to-date reporting on the George Zimmerman trial.
Trayvon Martin’s killer took the stand Friday where he addressed the parents of the 17-year-old student.
“I am sorry for the loss of your son,” said George Zimmerman in court, where he was granted $150,000 bail with restrictions. “I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. And I did not know whether he was armed or not.”
That quote, among many, were tweeted more than 3,000 times Friday morning as Zimmerman’s trial moved into its next stage.
One Twitter account that’s set itself apart from the rest is @OSTrayvonMartin, a profile created by the Orlando Sentinel about a month ago to cover all things related to Martin. The account has 1,200 followers and almost as many tweets providing up-to-date information on Zimmerman’s trial and photos.
“#GeorgeZimmerman‘s wife says #George‘s friend was being shoved by man in plain clothes in 2005 battery arrest. He was protecting friend,” tweeted the account Friday during the hearing. “‘I have not been with my husabnd [sic] since he’s been in hiding’ #georgezimmerman‘s wife said but they were talking every day.”
The Daily Dot decided to make the Orlando Sentinel’s account the subject of its ongoing series Worth 1,000 Words.
Each week we chose one influential Twitter account and generate a custom-word cloud to see what it’s tweeting about. Like most word clouds, the bigger the word appears, the more often it has been used in an account’s tweets.
Here’s a look at the words @OSTrayvonMartin used in its last 50 tweets.
Photo via @OSTrayvonMartin
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