The Blagger's Blog 29th June 2012

Weekly high

Representatives from Icelandair hit the streets of Manchester between June 25th and 29th to give away flights to the U.S., Canada, and Iceland. By following the airline on Twitter or liking its Facebook page the public received clues as to where the tickets would be handed out, and all people had to do was find them; lucky things.

Weekly low

Royal Bank of Scotland gave customers another reason to be suspicious and downright furious this week. After nearly bankrupting itself (hence the public ownership), its customers (and therefore bosses) were rendered incapable of accessing their own money for seven days thanks to a ‘computer error’, though conveniently enough outgoing transactions, such as charges raised by the bank, were taken out. Unfair? We certainly think so.

Last week according to Twitter


From May 16th-22nd the following trends were Twitter’s most popular…

Happy Father’s Day

Wide Awake

Surface

Paul McCartney

Justin Bieber Day

Rodney King

Amanda Bieber

Happy Kiss Day

Windows Phone 8

Kurt Cobain

Unsurprisingly Father’s Day featured high on the agenda during June’s second to last seven, which means no doubt Hallmark et al will be pretty pleased. Other than that Microsoft had a great week after revealing the Surface Tablet and Windows Phone 8, whilst one twit decided to tweet that Justin Bieber is better, musically, than Kurt Cobain, starting something of a firestorm in the socmeadia world.

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