Blagger's Blog – Lady Gaga didn't fall, Opera Day, the Wikipedia blacklist

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Quote of the week

“Lady Gaga also was on the roof when this was filmed, and from a logistics and creative perspective, it’s a bit hard for her to go from the roof all the way down to the floor of the stadium.???

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Natalie Cheung, general manager at Houston’s NRG Stadium, confirming that Lady Gaga can’t defy gravity and didn’t actually free fall from the top of the arena to ground level during her performance in the half time break at this year’s NFL Super Bowl.

Weekly high

Wednesday was National Opera Day, which not many people seemed to pick up on, apart from the marketing team at vehicle specialist Leasing Options in Manchester, who decided to bring in professional singers to answer some inbound calls, resulting in some pretty confused, and amused, customers.

Weekly low

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This week Wikipedia made the decision to remove the Daily Mail from its list of approved sources for article references, due to its reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism. Oh dear.

Need to know

After a company ‘hack day’, boffins at Netflix reckon they have managed to create a headband that allows viewers to browse and select what they want to watch with their mind.

Pinterest has introduced ‘Lens’, so you can now take a photo with your mobile, and then search for images on the network containing similar objects to.

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This week we have been mostly considering why Twitter revenue is in decline despite around 10% growth in user numbers, both in 2015 and 2016, and giving you the lowdown on Instagram stories and why businesses need to know how to use them.

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