The Blagger's Blog 13th January 2012
A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort
Worth the paper it’s printed on?
Last week’s light news success stories included…
… Celebrity Big Brother launching, of course, with 102 articles reporting on the series beginning (again), in contrast Steven Hawking turned 70 and appeared in just 42…
…Dancing On Ice, another reality-talent show, started and seized no less than 90 headlines, in comparison William Hague’s visit to Burma- the first British foreign secretary to do so since 195- only featured in 49…
…and finally, Peaches Geldof announced she was pregnant and grabbed eleven stories, while Michael Brown, the biggest donor to the Liberal Democrats, was arrested in the Dominican Republic and just four ran.
They say there’s nothing as good as a Dyson, but if this latest advert for LG’s own vacuum is anything to go by that’s not true. We all love a good tongue in cheek commercial, and as this one managed to raise plenty of mid January smiles we thought it only right to reference it as our pick of the week.
You can’t predict what celebrities are going to do next. Blue Ivy Carter has been lucky enough to be born with parents Jay-Z and Beyonce, and everyone at Lenox Hill Hospital knows it, what with reports abound of the superstar couple’s security team refusing other new parents entry to specialist units and clearing out the waiting room. Click for more.
Battle of the tweets: Manchester vs London vs Leeds
The recent Manchester derby that saw United take on City in the FA Cup 3rd round is rightly a big taking point, ending up 3-2 and providing 90 or so unquestionably entertaining minutes. Similarly Celebrity Big Brother has been keeping people engrossed on another channel, while some people are also listing their their biggest turn ons and dislikes.
One to watch: buzzshire (Buzz Shire- breaking news headline buzz; 22,210 followers /4,167 updates)
Top London #tags (seven days to 12/1/2012)
As up north people in London have been lured in by Celebrity Big Brother, though reassuringly the FA Cup is also a major talking point. Meanwhile the new series of Take Me Out is also proving popular, along with another list of things people loathe.
One to watch: davegorman (Dave Gorman– AbsoluteRadio, Sundays 10am. Podcast too, don’t drop litter; 187,308 followers / 31,397 updates)
Top Nassau, Bahamas #tags (seven days to 12/1/2012)
Ah the Bahamas, what a wonderfully beautiful, lackadaisical place to live. We Brits are busy talking about the latest celebrity gossip, but over in the warm waters of the Atlantic people appear to have far less on their mind, with amusing examples of tipsy #afterclubtexts the only trending discussion.
One to watch: wizzwatch (Wizz Watch– Forex trader, stock trader, technical analyst, finding the best stocks; 1,972 followers / 13,039 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.
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