Hong Kong residents experienced the effects of an earthquake nearby. Meanwhile, the Internet is coldly ignoring Baltimore's lack of an NBA team today, heartlessly blabbing on about the league's just-passed trade deadline. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, Feb. 22.
An earthquake in southern China created an unusual stir in Hong Kong, which usually does not noticeably feel the effect of such tremors. The 4.8-magnitude quake struck about 110 miles north of the city.
Relatively nearby, India and Australia were battling out a cricket test, gaining substantial worldwide Twitter attention. Local Tweets were more focused on the exploits of the Scandal cast.
And on Digg, users found interest in a speech by Clarence Thomas on word choice, along with information on Estonia's new auto-charging network. (The country had already been known for its widespread wi-fi access.)
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With pole-winner Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon locked into the front row for Sunday's Daytona 500, as the winners of the qualifying races, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch will start alongside each other on Row 2.
Thousands of people in Hong Kong contacted city authorities on Friday saying they had felt the ground shaking following an earthquake across the border in southern China, an official said. While earthquakes are not uncommon in China it is unusual for them to be felt in the southern financial hub.
Times of India
Michael Clarke, Clarke 103, India
There it is! Another century to Michael Clarke. He dances down the pitch, uses the feet nicely, and lofts the ball over mid-off for a boundary. A great knock from the skipper. He looks skywards. He looks immensely satisfied. The second last delivery of the day.
Sydney Morning Herald