The Blagger's Blog 1st July 2011

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week there were…
…67 articles written about Cheryl & Ashley Cole possibly getting back together, but only 23 articles on the worst riots in Belfast for over a decade…
…49 articles on Beyonce closing Glastonbury, yet just 45 articles on a Russian plane crash  in which 44 people died…
…36 articles about George Clooney breaking up with his girlfriend, even though only 12 articles reported on PC Simon Harwood being charged with the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson during the 2009 G20 protests.
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high:
Greenpeace launch guerrilla marketing campaign against Volkswagen based on the car manufacturer’s Star Wars themed adverts and poor environmental record.
Weekly low:
Hearts FC don’t suspend Scotland U21 international Craig Thompson after he was added to the sex offenders register, lose a sponsor as a result, and then suspend him.

Battle of the Tweets: Manchester vs London vs New York
Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 30/6/2011)

#glastonbury #glasto

#wimbledon #mufc

#beyonce #manchester

#apprentice #ineedtostop

#mcfc #threeatglasto

Everyone’s off to the world’s most famous festival to see Beyonce, and those who aren’t will catch the coverage via BBC #threeatglasto. Both of the city’s teams battle it out for tweet supremacy, and a lot of people need to stop doing seemingly unconnected things.








Top London #tags (seven days to 30/6/2011)

#wimbledon   #glastonbury

#glasto   #ineedtostop

#beyonce   #youcantdateme

#f1   #waystoirritateme

#apprentice   #teamfollowback

Wimbledon is in full swing, and fields further away are high on the agenda too, as is Formula 1. Elsewhere more people promise to help others get a following, for a follow, by joining #teamfollowback, and, again, there are a few habits that need to be cut out.


Top New York #tags (seven days to 30/6/2011)

#nyc                   #ineedtostop

#youcantdateme   #equalityforall

#waystoirritateme   #ny4m

#teamfollowback   #betawords

#marriageequality   #pride

We all love NYC, while plenty of people tell others what annoys them. Again there’s a whole lot of stuff the Tweeters want to stop, while gay marriage is approved, making New York the most populous state in America to allow same sex weddings.
(Source: Trendsmap)
That was The Blagger’s Blog, a selection of statements, statistics and noteworthy newsies from across the media and social world, amalgamated, allowing the time-starved professional to start a conversation from thin air.
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