The Blagger's Blog 8th June 2012
A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort
Worth the paper it’s printed on?
Last week’s light news success stories included…
…Prometheus, the biggest and maybe best film of the year so far, with 45 articles reporting on Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise, whereas the French journalist kidnapped by FARC rebels in Columbia was released, and made it into just 7…
…Leanne Mitchell winning The Voice, with 24 stories spreading the news, in contrast Tibetan protestors set themselves on fire in Lhasa and only 12 pieces ran…
…and finally, BBC’s The Apprentice finishes, and hit 44 headlines, whilst a Dana Air flight crash in Nigeria killed all 153 passengers on board but only reached 10.
For many journalists Getty Images is a first point of call when looking for stunning shots, as such you’d think the firm could do without advertising. Thankfully the bosses disagree, and commissioned this montage of 873 individual pictures, which tell the universal story of life, from love’s first kiss to the golden bingo years.
What is it about U.S. Republican politicians and perceived stupidity? Current Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s latest idea suggests he may follow in the footsteps of George W Bush by becoming a laughing stock. In short, when designing an iPhone app to overlay your political slogan over any photo, make sure you spell America correctly. Cue Twitter trend, for all the wrong reasons…
Last week according to Twitter
From May 26th-June 1st the following trends were Twitter’s most popular…
Die In Your Arms
Louis Tomlinson For Miss Universe
RIP JUSTIN BIEBER
RIP Lady Ga Ga
Really Inspiring Person
Happy Memorial Day
Demi Is Not Like The Rest
Directioners RESPECT Zerrie
We’re thinking RIP as an acronym for Really Important Person (Bieber, Ga Ga) may not catch on in the wider world outside Twitter’s legions of teen pop lovers. Other than that Demi Is Not Like The Rest doesn’t refer to Miss Moore, but instead nods to a lyric in Demi Lovato’s song, Give Your Heart A Break.
From May 26th-June 1st the following memes were Twitter’s most popular…
Best Words To Hear
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