There's one way to put a spanner in the Twitter works. Invite TWD fans to a live twitter chat.
The traffic was so high during the live tweeting session with Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Emily Kinney (Beth) that everything went kaput.
This all went down during the “Still” episode of The Walking Dead. AMC had been promoting that Reedus and Kinney would be participating in a live Twitter chat, using the #askTWD hashtag. And naturally, the #askTWD immediately starting trending on Twitter. Massive traffic ensued. Uh oh.
Before everyone had to abandon ship, Reedus and Kinney got to answer a few questions, which I have posted below, thanks to Comic Book Movie.
Q: In a real apocalypse, what would be the first thing you’d do?
Norman Reedus: I would stick up on chocolate and grab my kid and my cat jump in the bike head north.
Q: What is your favorite part about filming TWD?
Norman Reedus: The people I’ve become close with the hard work and hours and you guys!
Q: Favorite weapon of choice to have in a zombie apocalypse?
Emily Kinney: Crossbow!
Q:Who is personally your favorite characters on TWD?? It can’t be yourselves!
Emily Kinney: Daryl Dixon of course!!!
Q: How do you feel about the Beth/Daryl plot line? Are you excited?
Emily Kinney: Excited! It’s fun working with Norman
THEN THIS HAPPENED:
Uh oh. Norman & Emily just broke Twitter because of all your awesome #AskTWD questions!— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) March 3, 2014