This week saw bakery chain Greggs in an amusing twitter exchange. Google searches for the Bakery displayed a fake tag line instead of their usual ‘always fresh always tasty’. The person behind the Greggs twitter account used this to their advantage and engaged in a public conversation with Google. Luckily Google got involved and there was humour passed back and forth between the two twitter accounts. Greggs even posted an image of the word Google spelt out in their popular sausage rolls requesting that they were given the Google Doodle for the next day. Google were quick to respond with the same image but the sausage rolls were replaced with crumbs– implying they had eaten them. The interactions generated over 2000 retweets and also had a dedicated hashtag – #FixGreggs.
France has been named the most visited country in the world with 83 million visitors over the past year. Over one billion people travelled to a different country last year according to the World Tourism organisation and the UK was one of them, making it eighth in the list with 31.2 million visitors. Thailand has made it to the top 10 list for the first time. No doubt all of these destinations have been seen and hash tagged all over your Facebook and Twitter timelines this summer, with endless amounts of photos giving you the holiday blues.
Facebook has been abuzz this week with videos of celebrities and ordinary people getting involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is aimed to raise money for the ALS Association (colloquially known as Motor Neuron Disease). The challenge has started a global conversation, which as of Monday involved more than 28 million people. By Wednesday the campaign had raised a whopping $31.5 million for the charity which aims to fight this degenerative disease compared to $1.9 million for the same period last year. Everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates to Cheryl Cole and Rita Ora have taken part in the challenge, will you be next to feel the chill in the name of charity?
If work is stressing you out, and you are dreaming of getting away from it all, then the Gold Coast Tourism’s new “4-minute vacation” video might just be the best thing that’s happened to you. Take a short break from your daily routine and journey to Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast in this timelapse video. Timelapse seems to be the medium of the moment as tourist boards are hopping on board and showing us the beauty of their cities in an effective and wide-reaching way.