Winter stores have abated in Ireland, the UK and Northern Europe but Canada and the North Eastern United States, especially New York and New England, are currently being battered with over 29 inches (73CM) of snow.
Christmas is that wonderful time of year when the world gathers together, and with one breath, prepars to laugh their socks off at some of the funniest videos produced for the season. We present to you a selection box of some of the best Christmas Specials from this year (mostly) from across the web.
In 2010 over 25 billion Tweets were sent and about 9 billion emails were exchanged. We watch 700 billion videos on Youtube, that is about 13 million hours or the equivalent of 1,500 years of continuous viewing (We hope you like piano playing cats). At year’s end it is natural to look back, to review the dying year and take stock of what has happened. This is what the world’s media has been doing this week, so join us on The Sociable’s review of the reviews of 2010.
“Jesus loves you” was the most searched term on Google News in the UK and Ireland in 2010, according to Google Insights for Search. In Ireland the term was 20 times more popular than “ireland“, the next highest ranking term. “Jesus loves you” even outranked search terms such as “gerry ryan“, “weather” and “haiti“. In the UK it was 10 times more popular than the second search term “news“.
According to tech blog GigaOM, the team behind the popular media player VLC will release a VLC Android app in “a matter of weeks”. This follows from the release of a dedicated VLC iPad app in September of this year, with iPhone support arriving in October.
Some Android users are finding it difficult to connect to the Android app store today. New and old Android users are finding it difficult to connected to the market, probably as result of the number of Android devices gifted during the Christmas period. The downtime seems to be intermittent but users who can connect are finding apps slow to download.
The RTÉ Libraries and Archives have published a selection of video archive content giving a general overview of programming that has been broadcast during Christmas in previous years. While the quality of Christmas TV broadcast content is always strongly debated, it’s up to you to decide if it’s improved over the years!