Twitter Trends: iPad Mini, Apple, Skyfall, #itfc, #AskLuke, #WantedWednesday

What's been getting the social network going in 140 characters or fewer in the past 24 hours - and why...


iPad Mini


It’s a new thing from Apple! Yep, the Twittersphere almost imploded with excitement when the most predictable announcement of the week was made in California, and the rumours of a 7.9 inch iPad became a reality

Over to the Apple lovers and haters to slog it out as to whether the new device will measure up to Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7. Remember to keep the geeky snipes to 140-characters or fewer, mind…


Dum-da-da-dum-dum-dum, dum-da-da-dum-dum-dum… (this is tiresome, you get the general idea, right?)

Microbloggers have been in double-0-heaven since the stars of Sam Mendes’s Bond 23 threw on their blag rags and walked about in the street outside the Albert Hall for the Skyfall world premiere last night. 

Online excitement was amplified by the whole “exciting” event, which featured star turns from the likes of Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe, being broadcast LIVE on YouTube. 

If you missed the “action” you can see it all again here.  No need to say thanks. 


Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Derby sent beleaguered Championship side Ipswich Town to the bottom of the table, so it’s no coincidence they’ve since parted company with manager Paul Jewell. This will mark the fifth time he has been sacked or resigned from an English football club – maybe Twitter’s trying to tell him it’s time to ‘sack off’ his managing career? The online community is nice like that.


Luke Brooks of Australian online comedy group The Janoskians (catchily named Just Another Name OSilly Kids IAnother Nation Skip) sparked this particular trend by encouraging tweeters to ask him questions to alleviate his boredom. Cue a flurry of inane queries about his favourite ice cream flavour and cutest animal and, hey presto, we have a Twitter trend. 


British boy band The Wanted have claimed ownership of Wednesdays. The excitable lads have tapped into their eager fanbase to launch Wanted Wednesdays, where fans upload photos of what they want (we didn’t say it wasn’t a dubious link…) in exchange for a new video shared by the boys. Ta-dah… a powerful Twitter trend to promote the band on a weekly basis. Someone give their marketing team a pay rise!