Detroit reached a sad milestone today. The city, which once sat squarely at the center of America's burgeoning automobile industry, has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making for the largest public sector bankruptcy in the history of the U.S. court. The face of destitution for years, Motor City has officially succumbed to the weight of its growing budget deficit, steadily rising crime rates, and ever-evaporating job opportunities.
Twitter's reactions, like the factors that have contributed to Detroit's grim economic status, have been diverse and surprisingly complex. Biting one-liners (too soon?) mingle freely with stark statistics, and sincere expressions of sympathy for Motor City. Tune into the cacophony: Twitter Reacts to Detroit Filing for Bankruptcy.