Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia rappers Meek and Cassidy have continued their fake fight in order to gain attention. (Based on twitter trends, it looks like it may have worked.) In homes across America, however there was worry this week about actual fights: As the relatives wouldn't go away and NetFlix went down, hosts who wanted to go out nearly went crazy instead.


Some people even resorted to watching reruns of Evan Almighty on cable. The three-day limit on guests apparently can't come soon enough.


#NowPlaying (Les Miserables, Fandango, iTunes, Amazon.com, Evan Almighty)
(American Twitter, Google Trends)
A Christmas Eve glitch traced to Amazon.com that shuttered Netflix for users from Canada to South America highlights the risks that companies take when they move their datacenter operations to the cloud. [Wire via Baltimore Sun]

cass (meek, cassidy, #realbeef)
(American Twitter, Baltimore Twitter)
Though both MCs hail from Philadelphia, they’ve seen their star rise at different junctures. [mtv.com]

New Year (NYE, Merry Christmas, In2013NoMore, Boxing Day, #MyBest2012)
(American Twitter, Baltimore Twitter, Google Trends)
We’re between Christmas and the new year right now, and there’s plenty to do. [Sun Holiday guide]

Weather (Weather Forecast)
(Google Trends)
Winter waited until the busy holiday season to arrive, and it isn't letting up yet. After a second bout of icy precipitation Wednesday, more snow, sleet or freezing rain is possible over the weekend. [Baltimore Sun]

Led Zeppelin
(Google Trends)
Taped at the start of the month in Washington, D.C., the ever-classy Kennedy Center Honors ceremony – which honored the band – had  its yearly CBS telecast Wednesday night. [zap2it.com]

(World Twitter)
The gelding is getting attention at a race in Ireland. Jezki maintained his unbeaten record over obstacles with a hugely impressive performance in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. [Belfast Telegraph]


norad - Breakout

santa tracker - Breakout

weather baltimore - +140%

weather - +120%

christmas - +90%

giant - +80%

netflix - +60%

best buy - +50%

minecraft - +50%

redskins - +50%

*Past seven days