The Blagger's Blog 11th May 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week’s light news success stories included…
…Britain’s Got Talent, which is approaching the end of its current series- the crux of 96 articles, in contrast David Cameron being called to the House of Commons to defend Jeremy Hunt only made it into 45…
…Tulisa being named FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World, with 86 stories reporting, whilst clashes in Cairo killed eleven, wounding 160 more, and just 26 headlines appeared…
…Avengers Assemble, AKA The Avengers, Marvel’s latest big screen hit, opens in UK cinemas and breaks box office records, as was reported in 34 pieces, far more than the 11 that covered a suicide bomb in Nigeria that claimed eleven lives.
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

OK, so this came to our attention a week ago, but given the fact it stuck in our minds we decided to finally give it some deserved attention. US food giant Kraft decided to do the only decent thing and personally thank those that Liked the brand’s Facebook page with this functional song- talk about personal service.

Weekly low

Claire Lomas became the first person to complete the London Marathon in a bionic suit. She’s paralysed, and finally finished the race one day after the other runners. We’d still say she should have received a medal though, a terrible PR move indeed.

Last week according to Twitter

From April 28th – May 4th the following trends were Twitter’s most popular…

21 Million Beliebers

I Am Legend

Can I Have This Dance

2 Chainz

I Love Louis

Liberty X

I Dont Like Remix

Titanic II

3 Months With BAP

32 Ligas

That man 2 Chainz is still in the top ten, and this week Philip K. Dick’s I Am Legend is too. Elsewhere Justin Bieber may have 21million screaming fans Beliebing in him worldwide, but the Titanic II trend is most interesting, what with the movie re-release, a real life ‘replica voyage’ having just set sail, and some godawful straight to DVD (unofficial) sequel inspiring conversation. Good luck with that then.

From April 28th- May 4th the following brands were Twitter’s most popular…

Google Drive

Bank Mandiri Debit Card

Microsoft Sky Drive

AOL On Network

British Gas

From April 19th-27th the following Memes were Twitter’s most popular…

I Cried When

I Dont Really Care

A Picture of Me When I Was

I Hate Mondays

I Know Who Killed Me

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!