A round up of happening trends on social media and the internet this week can be summed up to five main hashtags, #MicrosoftCEO, #Sochi, #Superbowl, #thetonightshow and #Bobmarley. The topics range from avant-garde to downright controversial.
On the contentious side of things, we’ve got the Circassians demanding an apology from Russia for the 19th century “genocide” on their race or the Sochi 2014 Olympic games be cancelled. Then we’ve also got the rainbow side of arguments pertaining to human rights and what not. If you’re familiar with world politics, you will not be surprised to learn that Russia has not barged under any demands and the games are proceeding as planned.
The Superbowl gave us up-to-date trailers for the movies we’re eagerly waiting for such as, Captain America and Transformers to name a few. Superbowl Commercials are ofcourse the cream of the season for those who don’t follow American football, as major brands produce very high profile advertisements during one of the most watched television broadcast. By the way, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos to win the Superbowl.
Yesterday was Jay Leno’s last stint on the Tonight Show which is aired on the NBC. The show will be taken over by Jimmy Fallon after Leno’s 22 year career as the show host. And how can we forget the Leno versus Conan O’Brien fiasco?! Oh and remember when South African stand-up comedian, Trevor Noah, went to America last year? It was the Tonight Show with Jay Leno that he was featured on.
February 6, yesterday, was the revolutionary Bob Marley’s birthday. The Jamaican singer-songwriter is Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure. He would have been 69 years old if he was still alive. Rest in Peace Bob!
The best has been saved for last as Microsoft announced the new CEO Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer. Additionally, Bill Gates stepped down from Chairman of Microsoft to serve as technology adviser “supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction.” Gates said in a statement that Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. Nadella becomes just the third CEO in Microsoft’s 38-year history.