The Blagger's Blog 26th October 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Thought for the week

“”[It] does worry me that most powerful nation in the world, North America, denies what the rest of us can see very clearly.” Legendary naturalist David Attenborough on the U.S. attitude towards climate change.

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Light news success stories in the papers this week included…
…Adele having her baby boy, with 8 stories centred on the arrival, in contrast Italy’s PM and gaffe king Berlusconi made it into just 1 with his denial of using an underage prostitute…
…Victoria Beckham out and about with wee daughter Harper, with 8 articles reporting that global news, whereas auction website eBay manages to snake out of £50million in tax, making us all wonder when big business will start contributing, yet only made 4 headlines …
…and, finally, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson getting back together, sending us to sleep with 15 newspaper pieces, exactly the same number as were written about the suspected terrorist arrested for the New York Federal Reserve bomb plot .
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

To celebrate the birthday of its famed nodding dog mascot, UK insurer Churchill created a digital greetings card online, and sent a giant version around the country. 4347 signatures later and the Guinness World Record was set for most contributions, whilst £2,000 was donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats home. Nice.

Weekly low

Over the last seven days plenty of catastrophes could have made it here, though non were greater than Monster’s. The most popular brand of energy drink in the U.S is currently under investigation following the deaths of five people who all consumed the liquid, including one minor. Crisis doesn’t even come close.

Things that may happen next week…

Piers Morgan may be called to answer as The Mirror is being sued for phone hacking which allegedly occurred whilst he was editor, senior BBC staff could resign in the wake of the worsening Jimmy Savile-debacle, and the price of gold might fall for the third week running.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 30th October, Liverpool- Geek Up Liverpool @ DoES Liverpool; A must for any creatives of technophiles in the region.
Wednesday 31st October, Manchester- MediaCity UK Social Media Surgey @ BBC Bridge House; An open invite for anyone from any sector to discuss how to do anything social.
Thursday 1st November, Manchester- Speed Networking; Pertutti Restaurant; Autumn’s edition of the event in which professionals communicate, with pace.
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