This Week in Digital...
'Crazy Jewish Mom' Instagram Goes Viral
A mother from Brooklyn has become an Instagram sensation after her daughter created an account which documents the very blunt messages she receives from her Jewish mother. Kate Siegel, an associate producer at Conde Nast broadcasts her mother's hilarious advice on the Instagram account titled 'Crazy Jewish Mom'. The account is now also selling merchandise, including a t-shirt with the slogan 'no ring on the finger you must not linger'.
Tweets to Appear in Google Search Results
This week, Twitter and Google have partnered to make tweets more searchable online. According to a Bloomberg report; "in the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google's search results as soon as they're posted, thanks to a deal giving the Web company access to Twitter's fire hose, the stream of data generated by the micro-blogging service's 284 million users, people with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. Google previously had to crawl Twitter's site for the information, which will now be visible automatically."
It is yet known how Google will deal with tweets that have been deleted and it might mean that the tweets that people want deleting instantly might actually still be searchable on Google.
Myleene Klass Shames 'Bonkers' Parents on Instagram
Singer Myleene Klass posted a mocking email on her Instagram account after an email from mothers at her daughter's school suggested that parents donate money to buy their children birthday presents. Myleene posted the email that states that two of the schoolchildren 'would prefer a class birthday gift' the requested presents include a Kindle and a desk. The singer then posted her mocking reply to the email that stated that for her daughter Ava's birthday 'she has requested a real, live Unicorn and that they can donate money at www.getwhatyouregivenandendthismadness.com.' She then goes on to say that she would like a 'Ferrari and Leonardo DiCaprio, so by all means, do feel obligated to contribute to this too'. I think it's safe to say Myleene won't be the most popular mother in the playground now.
Facebook Prompts UK Users to Vote in General Elections
On Thursday, Facebook teamed up with the Electoral Commission to remind UK users to register to vote in the general election. Facebook showed a message at the top of news feed and plays a part with an Electoral Commission campaign that aims to encourage voter registration amongst 17-year-olds who turn 18 before the election. According to the BBC record numbers have applied online for electoral registration. This is the first time that Facebook has been involved in British electoral politics and is similar to campaigns they ran during America's 2012 presidential election.
During The Australian Open, Andy Murray's fiancee, Kim Sears, has been criticised for her use of explicit language during Murray's semi-final against Tomas Berdych. Kim's heated outbursts gained a lot of media interest and she replied in the best way possible by wearing the jumper below to the final.