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Game Of Thrones leads Tv shows Brits want back!

Game of Thrones seems to be the one show that everyone wants to come back on our screens! Ever since the cast of Friends announced they were no longer on a break. The media has been abuzz with TV Reunion news. Every popular TV show wants a slice of the reunion pie. With the cast of Desperate Housewives, to Parks and Recreation Quarantine special, everyone is getting in on the act!

OnBuy have investigated which popular boxsets are the most in demand! With OnBuy revealing that Brits are most interested in Game of Thrones returning to the small screen! 34,990 people a month Google if the show is making a comeback or if there is a new series on the way!

In fact, Game of Thrones, just eclipses the Tv Reunion phenomenon that is the Friends special.

Friends and others

Friends has been enjoying a renaissance ever since the announcement of a Friends special. 33,150 people on average a month Google to find out more about the reunion or a new series. Proving the Friends TV reunion could be “The One Where” the whole world watches!

Furthermore, the surprise Gavin and Stacey Christmas special which aired last year, reignited our love affair with the sitcom. To find out “what’s occurring” in regard to another reunion of possible new series. A total of 8,510 people on average Google the show.

While OnBuy’s research reveals that there is less buzz about a TV reunuin for The OC (180 monthly searches), The X-Files (150 monthly searches), The West Wing (150 monthly searches), 30 Rock (130 monthly searches) and Cheers (50 monthly searches).

The results in full can be seen below:

TV Series Avg. Monthly Search Volume
Game of Thrones 34,990
Friends 33,150
Gavin and Stacey 8,510
Breaking Bad 4,700
Gossip Girl 3,980
Modern Family 2,530
Orange is the New Black 2,330
Gilmore Girls 1,730
Lost 1,720
Seinfeld 1,660
Frasier 1,330
One Tree Hill 940
House of Cards 920
ER 700
Twin Peaks 670
The Office 650
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 620
Little Britain 560
M*A*S*H 450
Veep 450
Parks and Recreation 440
The Big Bang Theory 420
The Wire 370
Mad Men 360
The Sopranos 330
Desperate Housewives 290
The OC 180
The X-Files 150
The West Wing 150
30 Rock 130
Cheers 50

Methodology

OnBuy analysed Google search volumes using the keyword analytics section of online visibility and marketing tool SEM Rush. For each of the 30 TV shows analysed, a variety of keywords were taken into consideration – such as the show title followed by “reunion”, “new series” and “new season” – to maximise results!

(OnBuy)

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Twitter Watch Party

Twitter Watch Party with Universal!

Lockdown has brought some amazing things around the world and companies are finding unique ways to get content into the eyes of people everywhere. So there’s a brand new initiative coined Twitter Watch Party!

To entertain and bring audiences together Universal have organised weekly watch parties for some of their most unique films. So, every Saturday starting May 16th, audiences can watch a Universal Pictures film along with special guests and hosts for fans all around the globe! Allowing fans to share reactions and discuss their favourite scenes together on Twitter!

Joining in is super easy, simply follow the hosts on Twitter. While others may buy or rent the weekend’s movie at any retailer and press play at exactly 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST! Follow the films designated hashtag to get involved with the discussion! How cool is that!?!

Twitter Watch Party Schedule:

The May schedule is below with additional watch parties and special guests announcing soon:

Twitter Watch Party May 16th – Halloween hosted by Blumhouse with Director David Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis and special guests

No one does horror quite like Blumhouse and Michael Myers. Join the production company that specializes in horror as they watch the return of Halloween alongside the film’s director David Gordon Green and special guests including: John Carpenter, Jason Blum, Judy Greer, James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Halloween is presented by Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions and Trancas International Films. #HalloweenAtHome

Twitter Watch Party May 23rd – Apollo 13 hosted by former NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

A look at space with someone who has actually been! Join retired NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four different space flights, as he watches his predecessors try to return back to Earth. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time – and the odds – to bring them home. #Apollo13AtHome

Twitter Watch Party May 30th – The Breakfast Club hosted by Nerdist

Please report for Saturday detention at the library! Join Nerdist as they revisit the misfits of the John Hughes 80’s classic The Breakfast Club. They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club. #BreakfastClubAtHome

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Episode 356 Russell Kane

Zoom COVID benefits in more ways than one!

 

Zoom. The meeting app that has skyrocketed in popularity. Our friends over at Chartr have taken a look at it in a closer and have found a few things. They’ve have had a huge few months, their user base has increased twenty-fold and their share price has more than doubled. It’s gone on to become the go to communication tool for many of us in lockdown. However, another company called Zoom Technologies, a tiny company who have no affiliation to the video conferencing company.

Some people are investing. Some think that they’re investing in Zoom Communications (the real one) when they’re actually buying Zoom Technologies stock (the other one). Those mistakes have pushed the wrong Zoom companies price up to 1800%. Which is a tidy return for those who made the mistake early doors and benefited from others doing the same later on down the line.

Suspended Trading

To try and minimise the confusion and protect investors. The SEC (US Security and Exchange Commission) had to suspend trading in Zoom Technologies for a short period.

This has actually happened before. Zoom Communications went public in April 2019. Investors poured money into Zoom Technologies. Seeing their share price go from under a cent to almost $6 in a month. Other instances of these mistakes happening are, Twitter and Snapchat. When Twitter (TWTR) went public in 2013, investors bought Tweeter Home Entertainment (TWTRQ) stock. In one day increased their stock by 1,500%! In 2017 Snapchat (SNAP) went public, the stock price of Snap Iterative increased 164%

(Chartr)

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Episode 351 How Long Will The Bog Roll Last?

Twitter Fake Tweets Removed!

Twitter are cracking down on fake tweets during the coronavirus outbreak. Tweets with promote fake treatments or deny expert guidance will be marked as harmful. Then removed. Content like this could place people at a high risk and contravene it’s safety rules

Furthermore this could include claims that specific groups are more susceptible of contracting COVID-19. While posting unverified claims that incite people to action and cause widespread panic. Plus posting about harmful or non harmful treatments which are ineffective.

‘We will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content.’ Twitter post on it’s website

This follows announcements from various video social media sites, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIN and Reddit, who are committed to work together. Alongside governments in response to the pandemic.

Social Media

In a joint statement, they said they’d work to help people stay connected during the isolation. Furthermore fighting any misinformation and fraud linked to the outbreak.

‘We are working closely together on Covid-19 response efforts,’ the statement said. ‘We’re helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in co-ordination with government healthcare agencies around the world.’

Social media sites and search engines have placed official guidance on their sites. From the NHS and World Health Organisation at the top of search results. Other platforms are also removing any misinformation linked to coronavirus which is either flagged or spotted by them.

Other platforms have also pledged to work quickly to remove any misinformation. Which is linked to the virus which is flagged to or spotted by them .

(Metro)

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Using Fesshole to CONFESS!

 

So the main way to confess your sins is usually at the Church to your pastor or one drunken night and you have a heart to heart with your best mates. However, what if there was a way to confess to the worst things that you have done in your life. Well thanks to the internet there is a way to do it!

Diving into the Fesshole…..

Fesshole is a Twitter account which will allow all you sinful people to confess to your darkest secrets. Simply complete a Google Form and voila, you have confessed. A bot will then post the confession online for the public to read and understand. Or ridicule, gasp in horror or laugh at of course. The account was set up by Rob Manuel, the man behind Clickbait bot and Swear Clock.  Fesshole all reminds us how dark and twisted every single one of us is.

Most importantly it provides us the readers, a fragile self esteem boost. As not all of us have stuck a carrot up our bum, poo’d in the shower or have their best friend want to do the dirty to their wife.

We’re not sure if all of them are true, it’s the internet after all. Yet, this is human life and life is generally stranger than fiction……

We think we’ll stick to the drunken nights out or the good ol’ pastor in the church. As at least this way it’s just one person (depending on how far your trust goes) and not the whole internet.

 

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Chest Faces – Funny but Weird

Thanks to our friends over at The Poke, we’ve found an interesting Twitter account. It’s called “Chest Faces” @chestfaces  and they photoshop pictures of celebrities chests and replaces it with their face.

See below what the results are like!

 

 

 

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Some of them on the account are hilarious, some of them are scary and there’s an odd couple which are quite disrespectful. But on the whole, it’s quite a harmless account. Definitely had us laughing for a good 10 minutes! How can something so simple be so funny, yet no one had thought of it yet?!

Who would you replace their chest with their face if you could? Would you replace your own chest with your face? How about faces on chests?!

(The Poke)

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Twitter Conversations Subscription

Twitter Conversations Subscription

Since Twitter rolled out a prototype app called Twttr, and other features which have been spotted in Twitter’s code. Such as a ‘Hide Tweet” button. Twitter also confirmed today that a feature will allow people to subscribe to an individual conversation. Without having to “like” or RT the tweet.

It was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong,a reverse engineer. She often peeks inside popular apps to discover new features that are on the way.

View image on Twitter

Jane Manchun Wong@wongmjane
Wong spoke to TechCrunch and found the new feature within the Android version of the Twitter app. It’s jus a prototype for now though. The new button is said to be placed in the top right hand corner of a Tweet.

When TechCrunch reached out to Twitter, they didn’t provide any details of a launch yet. The feature is still under development and that the new feature is designed to make Twitter more conversational.  Allegedly this is one of Twitter’s top goals at the moment. Alongside making abuse less prominent on the site.

The new feature will allow users to follow a conversation thread, without liking the tweet or joining in the conversation. Users can also opt to receive notifications for a conversation too.

(TechCrunch)

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Episode 293 Dane Baptiste