Currently, students all over the US are making deals with their teachers – if they manage to get a certain number of Tweets, the teacher would cancel their final exam. So they shake hands and pose in front of a school boards stating the agreement and their picture is what needs to be retweeted.
It all started with Andrew Muennink, a high school student from Texas, who made a deal with his art teacher. If he managed to get 15,000 retweets by May 23, the teacher would cancel the art final for the entire class. Andrew had more than 2,500 Twitter followers already, plus the post spread really quickly therefore he got the desired number of Tweets much sooner that the deadline. But he didn’t expect what followed – students from all over the country were filling up Twitter with similar photos showing the deals they had made with their teachers. However, things didn’t go well for Andrew as his principal has insisted that everyone takes the art final so he would have to do it after all.