Trump's Presidential Alert Has Twitter Feeling Nostalgic for That Unsolicited U2 Album

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The new Emergency Presidential Alert had everybody's telephones buzzing on Wednesday (Oct. three) with its inaugural message, which learn, "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No motion is required." Twitter customers shared their ideas on the alert by evaluating it to a distinct mobile invasion: U2's Songs of Innocence album, which was mechanically given to all iTunes Store prospects again in 2014 and simply popped up on folks's telephones.

The alert is the primary nationwide take a look at of the system created by the federal government in case of a terror assault or different wide-scale catastrophe. The Twitter group, together with Josh Groban, expressed their confusion with the unsolicited message beneath by reminding us of an easier time, simply 4 years in the past.

Others who didn't obtain the alert additionally made certain to share their emotions on-line.