Trending on Twitter – David Bowie! (1/08/2013)

This morning Twitter is all a-flurry over the new album release by David Bowie. What makes it a newsworthy story? He hasn’t released an album in ten years; the first single is iTunes only, which indicates Bowie is digitally astute; there’s a digital stream of the song available, so people are excited to share news that leads to instant gratification; lastly, this is the kind of news that wins you cool-kid points for knowing before any one else, which makes it all the more reason to retweet and share.

Top tweets:

Disclaimer: I still haven’t listened to the song. Did you? Is it any good?
Update: I’m listening to the single now. It’s really refreshing to hear that he didn’t change his sound dramatically to adapt to the modern world. This is unadulterated Bowie.

Top Trending Tweets – Humor and One Liners (1/07/2013)

Today is monday of the first full week back to work.  Most people are probably dragging ass today, reluctant to return to their jobs and probably still adjusting to wake up at a normal hour.  What we all need is a kick in the pants, or maybe a little inspiration.  This is evident from the trending tweets in my automaton app this morning.  People seem to be ignoring politics, news, and current events in favor of great one-liners and generally amusing, uplifting content.

Here are some of my favorite examples: