Good morning it's December 7th and, yes, it's still a day that will live in infamy. Seventy-one years later, Pearl Harbor is attracting a fair amount of search traffic on the Internet. Things should pick up photo wise as remembrances get under way in Hawaii later this morning.
We're mostly relying on Twitter today because Google is being a bit stingy this week with the trends. The search giant hasn't updated its hot trends data since Tuesday. I know we all love the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, but I'm thinking America has finally moved on to something else.
So based on Twitter, Baltimore seems to love Scandal. I'm referring to the TV show here, but I'm sure we enjoy the general concept as well. Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope had a big night and juicy stuff happened that I won't dare spoil. Meanwhile, college football coach Butch Jones (love the name dude) is moving on to the Tennessee Volunteers.
Other loose ends: The first same-sex wedding photos from Washington state are gaining traction, Japan has avoided another potentially damaging tsunami, and year end content is slowly rolling out. Buzzfeed pretty much has produced the only real year-end list you need to see, "The 40 Most Influential Corgis of the Year."
|| ONLINE TRENDS ||
Trending on: Baltimore Twitter, National Twitter, Google Plus
Why: More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II. Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941. [AP via Politico]
#AskScandal (Scandal, Fitz, WhoShotFitz, Liv, Huck)
Trending on: Baltimore Twitter,
Why: This week’s Scandal was an intense hour that delivered an answer to the question that’s been plaguing fans of the show for the past seven days: Who shot the President? The answer was shocking to say the least…. [Entertainment Weekly]
Butch Jones (Tennessee)
Trending on: National Twitter
Why: The Tennessee Volunteers hired Butch Jones on Friday, calling an afternoon news conference to introduce the Cincinnati coach. Jones takes the job a day after sources said he declined an offer to become the new coach at Colorado. A six-year contract was finalized early Friday, sources told ESPN. [ESPN]
|| RISING LOCAL SEARCHES ON GOOGLE* ||
- jovan belcher | Breakout
- kansas city chiefs | Breakout
- kate middleton | +500%
- dominos | +90%
- redskins| +80%
- marriott | +60%
- steelers | +60%
- fedex | +50%
- hulu | +50%
- edline | +40%
*Average of the past the seven daysCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun