Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Entry from February 01, 2020
“For every action, there is a social media overreaction”

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, plus a social media overreaction” (or “For every action, there is a social media overreaction") is a jocular saying (based on the third of Newton’s laws of motion) that has been printed on many images.

“For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Plus a social media overreaction” was posted on Twitter by Tim Siedell on January 30, 2012.

“@TheMichaelRock: For every action, there is a social media overreaction” was posted on Twitter by Jadran MacLeod (and others) on December 18, 2012. (The original tweet is no longer available.)

Wikipedia: Reaction (physics)
As described by the third of Newton’s laws of motion of classical mechanics, all forces occur in pairs such that if one object exerts a force on another object, then the second object exerts an equal and opposite reaction force on the first. The third law is also more generally stated as: “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.” The attribution of which of the two forces is the action and which is the reaction is arbitrary. Either of the two can be considered the action, while the other is its associated reaction.

Tim Siedell
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Plus a social media overreaction.
11:15 AM · Jan 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Jeremy Tudor
@jtudor
Newton’s “New” Law of Motion:
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Plus a social media overreaction.
#sotrue
7:40 AM · Jan 31, 2012·Echofon

Gretchen Ho
@gretchenho
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.. plus a social media overreaction.”
3:21 AM · Nov 17, 2012·Twitter Web Client

“@TheMichaelRock: For every action, there is a social media overreaction.”
4:51 PM · Dec 18, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Michelle
@moramichelle
“@TheMichaelRock: For every action, there is a social media overreaction.”
5:02 PM · Dec 18, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Men’s Humor
@MensHumor
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Plus a social media overreaction.
5:15 PM · Dec 19, 2012·Hootsuite

milk
@miilkkk
For every action, there is a social media overreaction.
10:11 PM · Dec 3, 2014·Twitter for Android

Common White Girl
@GirlsNoteBook
For every action, there is a social media overreaction.
9:40 AM · Dec 4, 2014·Buffer

Rahul Mahajan
@TheRahulMahajan
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction ...
Plus a social media overreaction .
Good Night everyone 😊
2:51 PM · Oct 7, 2016·Twitter for iPhone