This is the first in our regular weekly digest of items we feel have powered various corners of the web over the past 7 days, from video, advertising and social media to bizarre trends and news. Anything that has meant anything to anybody in the past week will be accepted.
Jade and myself have been scouring the inter webs from wide open spaces of Huffington Post to the tiny cobbled streets of Twitter to find you the most delicious mix for our list.
The Week Online
This Friday the 25th of March has already got gadget fans salivating and running to grab that thermos and sleeping bag to camp outside their chosen store. What are they waiting for? first glimpse of some sexy new tech from Apple and Nintendo.
Nintendo and Apple square off tomorrow by releasing the long awaited ipad2 and the latest in gaming technology the 3DS (3D DS).
The 3DS has already become the most pre-ordered games gadget in Amazons history with 141,000 pre orders, and the device will be available from midnight at a snip £179. Of course Apple is also set to wow its fans with a thinner, lighter and faster product that has an inbuilt HD video camera making filming, editing and posting video much easier.
The collecting communities have been voting this week on animals dressed as food, angry Greek grandmothers, laughing owls and watermelons. OK so, not all online communities are in agreement with user-generated news portals like Reddit & Digg, but most online communities are all in agreement over the Rebecca Black’s song Friday.
The song is painful, and I must admit to feeling a rise in stomach bile as her fingernails on chalkboard voice tugged at my very being, but attention on Black over the past week has most definitely not left Friiiiiiday “Sittin’ in the back seat”, Black has sold 37,000 tracks and made a ton of money, so I guess the jokes on us. I do however feels that unless she decides to sing about another day of the week, or Charlie Sheen decides she is his new Tiger Blood, Black may have just been a whiny flash in the pan.
Fords New Spokesperson – a horny sock puppet called Doug
Advertising giant WPP PLC is said to be returning to the UK
Social Media –
The rise of new social website ‘Jolitics‘ created by Bebo founder
Majority of FTSE 100 fail at social media
Charlie Sheen reaches 3 million followers
UK budget invests in technology
Lots of talk about 4G auction
In The News -
American Plane Crashes in Libya
The Budget 2011 is announced by the Chancellor
Becoming Viral -
Yiayia disapproves of you
Animals dressed as food they are eating
Rebecca Black Hatred spirals
Predictions for next week -
Guilty dog pictures or dogs with mustaches
Imports from Japan stopped by more countries
Incredible Earth Hour Pictures
If you have any trends or news for TWO, please email us at email@example.com
a) We are wrong and therefore should be keelhauled
b) Any of our trend predictions have been right and we are WINNING
c) You like to procrastinate meaningfully, but not the link to your Viagra website