The Blagger's Blog 31st July 2015

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

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“I have always had an idea to launch a crisp sandwich shop,” Mark Pearson, 42, owner of Mr. Crisp, England’s first crisp butty shop, which has just opened in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Weekly High

Say what you will about the superficialities of it all, and the shallowness of judging a book by its cover, Tinder has revolutionised dating, allowing people to choose who they are interested in with a simple swipe on a smartphone. Now imagine if that applied to recipes. Now stop imaging that and download Tender, a new app. Swipe right to say you like a dish, and the recipe is added to your digital cookbook.

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Weekly Low

Not necessarily a #PRFail for anyone other than the chap at the centre of the furore, nevertheless, as animal lovers there was only ever going to be one low point this week. U.S. dentist (not that that bit is really important), Walter Palmer, ‘accidentally’ shot a tagged and much-loved lion named Cecil whilst out hunting in Zimbabwe. He has since apologised, but that’s definitely a gesture offered too late in the day.

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Stories To Keep An Eye On

LinkedIn has launched Bring Your Parents To Work Day, which is designed to help more mature people understand what their children actually do for a living.

According to new research, laptop screens remain more popular amongst users than mobile equivalents.

Just In Case You Missed It… 

The latest issue of our monthly newsletter is now available. This month we explain why Likes and Followers can be arbitrary numbers in digital marketing, look at your options when it comes to social media shopping and retail, offer tips on getting news coverage now media silly season is here, round up the best of World Emoji Day, and run through all of July’s in-house news.