Last week, something pretty big happened in the world of social media: Twitter was offline for two hours. “So what?”, you ask. “Doesn’t every website go down at some stage?” Well, generally yes. But they don’t make headline news! Within an hour of Twitter being offline, BBC Newsbeat was reporting the event on Radio One.
The news of Michael Jackson’s death three weeks ago was met with disbelief and shock the world over. Fans mourned, other artists paid tribute and the story dominated the front pages for days. And yet, as our own Kate pointed out on this blog, it could be argued that it was the very same media
Swine flu has been the big story in the media over the last couple of months. As the H1N1 virus spreads throughout the world it continues to touch more and more people’s lives, and there are grave predictions about how cases will increase in the Autumn once normal flu season kicks in. Chief Medical Officer
Meet Aleksandr Orlov. I absolutely love this little fella. Aleksandr is a meerkat, and is fast becoming an icon. Unless you’ve been on the moon for the last few months, you’ll probably have seen his TV advertising to try and stop the confusion between his own website (comparethemeerkat.com) and a similar but entirely different website