NIAGARA FALLS, NY – It seems the number of American’s fleeing the continental US following the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, is not the only record worth noting.
Snapchat has recently provided The Daily Orb with metrics stating that more photos have been shared since January 20th than at any other period in the photo app’s six-year history. Interestingly, using geo-locating analytics, most of these historical Snapchats were tagged as being sent from the American border with Canada.
“It seems most millennials are making good on their promise to, ‘get the hell out of America’ following the November election, ” claims Snapchat Public Relations Spokesman Roger Grant.
“We have logged over 28.3 million Snaps in the first quarter of January 2017, an unprecedented number that is unquestionably linked to recent events,” he continued.
“Trump may be a terrible decision for this nation, but he is really good for business,” the spokesman concluded with a chuckle.
While Grant couldn’t legally share any of his user’s private posts, he was able to provide insight into the social chatter.
“One of the more popular ‘snaps’ is of the iconic Maple Leaf flag, which is often accompanied by captions such as, “Dat Flag Doe” or “Canada got a pot leaf on they flag? #daddyshome.”
Another popular trend in user posts contains an image of the American flag in the rearview mirror with “bye, bitch” or “#byeFelicia.”
Snapchat isn’t the only social firm to experience upward growth in user activity since Trump took office. Instagram has increased their account base by 13 percent in Canada and Vine has reported a surge in video posts, most surrounding the shock of American’s that mayonnaise tastes good on French fries.
What’s more, the most popular hashtag across all social channels for fledgling Canadians is undisputedly an American millennial creation: #LeafLyfe.
The Daily Orb caught up with a border crossing agent in Niagara Falls, Claude St. Pardieux, to discuss the influx of American migrants.
“Since last year, we have received hundreds of emails asking us to update our cell reception and, potentially, provide free Wi-Fi for Americans waiting in line at customs. We’ve made some changes to our broadband, but we still have a long way to go.”
Most millennial immigrants agree that leaving their homeland is bittersweet but, luckily, the creature-comforts they have come to expect have remained relatively consistent, even across national lines.
Julie Androbeck, a recent millennial immigrant formerly of Baton Rouge, shared her thoughts with The Daily Orb via WhatsApp just before she entered Canada to begin her new life. “Like, I mean, what Donald Trump said about Muslims was, like, really bad. I told my Mom, ‘Mom. Seriously, I will literally leave if that guy wins [pile of poop emoji].’ I’m just super fortunate my data plan allows me the flexibility to do that. I’m still on my family plan, so I’m just gonna Venmo my Dad.”
Androbeck sums up the Northern millennial flight eloquently. While The United States loses some of its best and brightest, Canada gains a new cultural gravitas and, finally, a spot in the coveted “Trending” section on digital displays worldwide.