Unlike past government shutdowns, Americans now have social media to voice their opinions.
On Twitter, hashtags like #dearcongress and #governmentshutdown have taken over feeds.
Today, #justvote began trending after the White House tweeted about the House voting on a continuing resolution to fund the government.
But perhaps the most influential tweets have come from celebrities.
Comedy Central tweeted: "Due to the shutdown, NASA's asteroid detection team isn't working. If an asteroid hits, let's hope it lands on Congress."
While The Daily Show sent: "#TDSBreakingNews Congress still paid during shutdown.Part of plan to get country running on 100% renewable, clean-burning rage by 2014"
And in a bizarre rant @thetweetofGod
chimed in on Oct.2, saying, "I work in mysterious ways, but Congress doesn't work in pretty obvious ones."
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