January 27, 2015

Top News Stories –

Hit and miss snow fun –
New York “dodged a bullet” according to Mayor Bill de Blasio after the huge expected snowfall skirted the city. All vehicle movement apart from emergency vehicles had been banned and the subway was shut down. However in Massachusetts the Emergency Management Agency (Mema) shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth “due to loss of offsite power”.
Bill de Blasio 11-2-2013

Auschwitz remembered –
70 years since the day that the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland was liberated in 1945 sees ceremonies performed at the camp and around the world.
Birkenau gateBirkenau Gate, Auschwitz

Twitter gets video and group DM –
Twitter launch a video function so 30 second mobile video uploads can be played directly in timelines. The platform is also adding a group direct messages function. The video function uses the devices build in camera to produce Vine style clips but longer.

And Snapchat become a “news” outlet –
Snapchat is making content from the news sevices of Vice Media and CNN available to its users and DailyMail.com will offer Snapchat users 10 to 15 of its “highly addictive stories” news, showbiz and lifestyle stories selected by a special editorial team. Each edition will be available for 24 hours.

Video of the Day –

Citizens – “Lighten Up”

Citizens “Lighten Up” Cesare’s remix from Ernest Desumbila on Vimeo.

Top Twitter Trends –

Worldwide USA UK
1 #RuinAWeddingIn5Words #RuinAWeddingIn5Words Tom DeLonge
2 Tom DeLonge #snapchatupdate #RuinAWeddingIn5Words
3 #blizzardof2015 #SBMediaDay #HolocaustMemorialDay
4 #EsasGanasDe #Snowmageddon2015 Lance Armstrong
5 #StreamReflectionOniTunes #facebookdown Blink
6 #Snowmageddon2015 #blizzardof2015 #GamingConfessions
7 #TengoMuchasGanasDe Facebook and Instagram #CancelWWENetwork
8 #SaArawNgMgaPuso #StreamReflectionOniTunes #Snowmageddon2015
9 SRK Pride Of India Like Mariah #blizzardof2015
10 #facebookdown Ghostbusters Berdych

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