Five things you need to know for Friday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Sharknado -- the improbable tale of a twister full of sharks -- may never win an Emmy, but it sure has won over the Internet. The campy Syfy channel movie lit up Twitter and Facebook last night and the search traffic hasn't subsided. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, July 12, 2013.
Trending on: Google Trends, National Twitter, Facebook
Why: Never has social media been so fin-tastic. Twitter is awash in the bloody aftermath of "Sharknado" -- the latest Syfy channel disaster flick, which made its bow Thursday night. The title says it all. It's the story of a menacing storm that spews hungry man eaters on Southern California. [CNN]