Emergency #PresidentialAlert quickly becomes a meme
There was a warning for the warning - weeks ago - and then came the warning itself. Still, it surprised many when the words, "Presidential Alert," popped up on their phone at exactly 2:18 p.m., along with the sound of emergency alarms sounding throughout offices, supermarkets, schools and every pocket with a cellphone.
"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed"
It lasted about five seconds, and then the Internet did what the Internet does best in 2018.
It wasn't long before #PresidentialAlert was trending and photoshopped screenshots of the alert started wracking up the retweets.
"When James K....