Blagger's Blog 11th November 2011
A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort
Worth the paper it’s printed on?
Last week’s light news success stories included…
…Justin Bieber being accused of fathering a baby by Mariah Yeater, which appeared in 43 pieces, whereas the world population hitting 7billion only featured in 42…
…Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphreys divorcing only 72 days after getting married, an event that grabbed 43 headlines, while Ruth Davidson was elected as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party and only made it into 33…
…Lady Gaga taking home four MTV Video Awards, resulting in 27 articles, four more than focused on UNESCO’s support for the Palestinian bid for statehood, a campaign that was included in 23.
Google has always been pretty forward thinking with its approach to publicity, and the new Google Puzzle is no exception. Throwing together functionality like Search, Maps, and Translate, we’re shown exactly what can be done online with the world’s favourite gatekeeper, while engaged in a perfectly doable, but nonetheless challenging series of brainteasers. Take a look for yourself by clicking here.
Just when you thought it was safe to open the Media Guardian the Murdochs are back on the front page. After appearing earlier this year to face questioning on whether or not he was complicit in the phone hacking practices apparently widespread at News of the World, James Murdoch again went before MPs to claim his innocence, before being labelled a ‘mafia boss’.
Battle of the tweets: Manchester vs London vs the United Kingdom
Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 11/11/2011)
Frozen Planet is still keeping viewers in Manchester tuned in to the BBC, while the slightly less high brow The Only Way Is Essex ensures ITV isn’t ignored. Elsewhere people are trading memories from their formative school days, giving advice on things to say pre-coitus, and, of course, talking about football, whether that’s United or City.
One to watch: sherriehewson (Sherrie Hewson– Loose Women, ITV; 53,694 followers / 4,059 updates)
Top London #tags (seven days to 11/11/2011)
As up north those in the capital have been spending plenty of time watching folk in Essex on camera, but in London the recent MTV European Music Awards in Belfast also feature high on the agenda. In addition to those people are sharing their favourite people to follow, and listing things they like, a lot.
One to watch: sjtrotter (SJ Trotter– Runs & designs London based clothing line Exclusive Clothing; 91,729 followers / 18,976 updates)
Top Miami #tags (seven days to 11/11/2011)
# ivealwayswantedto #liesthathavealwaysworked
The locals in Miami don’t share much in common with us Britons at the moment, what with the temperature reaching a more than pleasant 27C in Florida yesterday. However, there are more than a few shared Twitter trends, apart from the desire to share facts about oneself, which is quite an American thing.
One to watch: lourdesstephen (Lourdes Stephen– Journalist and Host – Univision Network; 23,625 followers / 18,976 updates)
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.
If there is a success story, blunder, or tweeting town you’d like to see included email [email protected] or tweet using #blaggersblog. Happy Friday!