This Week in Digital…

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This week in digital

A Bad week for One Direction and the BBC

Jeremy Clarkson’s big mouth has got him in trouble before, but the BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, concluded that by punching a producer, Clarkson had officially ‘crossed a line’.

There wasn’t too much time to sulk though, as One Direction’s Zayn announced that he was heading in another direction, leaving the boyband to go it alone.

Memes, tweets and newsjacking stunts have been on top form, though we favoured Lidl’s price cut stunt, and HR company Peninsula’s announcement. Speculation that the two were involved in some career swaps also took centre stage on social media:



Betting baby names

With a royal baby due next month, Ladbrokes launched a less-than-conventional dog race to determine the winning name. There were no greyhounds involved, but instead a pack of yapping corgies. Alexandra ran to victory, so cough up if you want in!


Facebook plans its future

This week Facebook’s two-day F8 annual developer conference was held in in San Francisco, where Zuckerberg talked about his plans and visions for Facebook’s next steps.

Expect comments to be posted in real-time, 360 degrees spherical video to be possible, and embeddable Facebook videos. Excitingly, a new Facebook analytics platform will also open up a wealth of information about the demographics of app users.

And finally…

Stella Creasy is the ‘Best Constituency Tweeter’, and Ed Miliband has bagged ‘selfie of the year’ according to Westminster Public Affairs’ Political Twitter Awards. He was snapped beside Emma Thompson and Joey Essex, which the TOWIE star posted on his Twitter profile. Other award categories included Apology of the Year, Most Influential, and Best Parody Account.