Lonesome George, RIP Michael Jackson, Richard O’Dwyer and Google TV: Why are they trending?
A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.
George, a giant tortoise and the last of the Pinta island sub-species has died in his Galapagos National Park home. Scientists estimate his age at about 100 years old. Various mates had been paired with George since he was discovered in 1972, but attempts to breed were unsuccessful.
The Newsroom / Aaron Sorkin
A new TV show from Aaron Sorkin, the writer of The West Wing and The Social Network premiered last night on HBO to largely favourable viewer tweets. @pattonoswalt said “If the drunk Sam Waterson character on The Newsroom doesn’t have a Twitter account by midnight, we’ve failed as a nation.”
RIP Michael Jackson
Twitter tributes are pouring in to mark the third anniversary of the death of pop singer Michael Jackson , today. In an emotional testimony, the late singer’s brother Jermaine Jackson called for a permanent tribute to be erected and argued that Barak Obama would not have been elected president had it not been for Michael Jackson.
Google’s interactive television service, previously only available in theUK, launches in the UK today . The company are collaborating with electronics giant Sony to allow viewers to used the internet through their television, via a £200 set top box.
Twitter is helping to build momentum in an internet campaign to halt the extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the US to face copyright charges. TV writer Graham Linehan, @Glinner writes, “Richard O’Dwyer talking about his arrest. Blood-boiling. Internet Assemble!”Tagged in: trending, twitter
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