“Thanks for all the LOLz”: Creators of the “Texts from Hillary” internet sensation bow out
“THANKS for all the LOLz. We truly appreciate all the support.”
The founders of the “Texts from Hillary” Tumblr, Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, have decided to bow out at their peak, reached just days after they launched their parody blog. It uses photographs of Clinton aboard a military transport plane flying to Libya in October. Wearing large sunglasses and texting on her Blackberry, Clinton is surrounded by staff and briefing papers. The images of her are paired with photographs of other politicians and celebrities and captioned with witty missives and text speak.
The site became an internet sensation and led to Lambe and Smith being invited to the State Department by the secretary of state herself. She even submitted her own entry and signed it “Thanks for the many LOLZ Hillary ‘Hillz.’”
From the site creator’s parting letter: “After a week that included 32 posts, 83,000 shares on Facebook, 8,400 Twitter followers, over 45K Tumblr followers, news stories around the world, Renee Montagne from Morning Edition saying ‘ROFL,’ a Maureen Dowd column, and a tweet from Quest Love, we think it’s time to stop while we are ahead.” Read the whole letter here.