James O'Brien is Leading Britain's Conversation.
9 November 2016, 04:03
From Black Mirror's wake-up call to Hillary's "defeatist" tweeting, this is how social media reacted to an extraordinary night for the world.
This Tweet from Hillary came as results started to swing against her and it drew a huge reaction - was it giving up?
This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/x13iWOzILL— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Trump didn't smile in the photo taken from his results party - but it was clear the tide was turning:
Charlie Brooker's sci-fi dystopian drama Black Mirror also took to Twitter and didn't sound much cheerier than Clinton:
This isn't an episode. This isn't marketing. This is reality.— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) November 9, 2016
Some people turned to booze:
The entire country right now. pic.twitter.com/KacReeNQAp— Dorothy Snarker (@dorothysnarker) November 9, 2016
And Britain had a rude awakening to the news:
Dear South East London, that loud wail you just heard is my wife waking up to the 5am news— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) November 9, 2016
The idea of Tweeting about the election itself took a hammering:
BREAKING: 25 year old, London-based-male's tweet urging his 1127 British followers not to vote Trump swings election in three major states.— Martin Poile (@MartinPoile) November 8, 2016
Away from comedy Tweets, the comparison between Brexit and Trump really ticked some people off:
I'm so fed up of the Brexit/Trump comparison. There were reasonable arguments from reasonable people in favour of Brexit. But with Trump...— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 9, 2016
Even Canada was queuing up to take potshots:
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016