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#WhyAustin Twitter hashtag goes viral in response to North Korea's U.S. target list

#WhyAustin goes viral in response to North Korea threat

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On Friday morning, news broke that along with Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas is on the North Korea "hit list" of leader Kim Jong Un. The news, while shocking, spurred an early morning resurgence of the sometimes-used #whyaustin Twitter hashtag.

Twitter responses range from TedXAustin to University of Texas professionals and local journalists. The topics? Everything from Franklin Barbecue to Alamo Drafthouse and Gary Clark Jr. is trending #whyaustin thread (along with taco talk and UT football).

Here's a look at 10 #whyaustin tweets going viral. You can view the full thread here.