March 22, 2009

Featured TwitPic: Barrier Reef in Belize

"Tobacco Caye from 2500 feet looking south along the Belize Barrier Reef. Note the clear water and spectacular spur and groove coral formation" (Posted by @trphoto, Belize, March 22, 2009)


UK reality TV star dies

Per Sky News, British reality TV star Jade Goody has died after a battle with cancer. Goody first gained notoriety as a contestant on channel 4's "Big Brother" show. She later went on to have an arguably very successful career as a media personality - appearing in other TV shows, starting a business (with cameras following), launching a perfume, and publishing books.

Per BBC News, Jade Goody died on Britain's Mother's Day, and her battle with cervical cancer has boosted the number of women in their 20s going for cancer screening.

Jade Goody's death is the lead story on both BBC News and Sky News on Sunday morning. There are also two Jade Goody hash tags trending at the top of Twitter search.

@Voneron (London, England) Feel very sad about Jade Goody. She was brave and she was human, and people attacked her because she made them see their own faults. RIP. x

(London, England) really sad about Jade Goody. Some people have been writing such horrible things about her. How can people be so cruel? Love to her sons x

@funkymakeupgirl (Leeds, England) Is sad to hear that Jade Goody has died. Especially on Mothers Day. Them poor boys that have been left behind :( x

@Ketch (London, England) Sad news to hear of Jade Goodys death - a dedicated mum - who until recently I had judged very wrongly.

@aaron24wood (Edinburgh, Scotland) I'm as sad for Jade as any human should be, but pleased, since it means the mewling over-blown publicity surrounding her dying is ending.

@MandyPandy32 (Kent, England) Not sure if it's desperately sad or poignantly apt that Jade Goody died on Mother's Day. R.I.P Jade x


A Day in Sydney

Here's how twitterers in Sydney, Australia, are spending their Sunday:

  1. Jiin Kim
    jiinnyda It's more exciting to look around twitter threads of Wbc than watching tv. Actually, there is no way watching the game in OZ #WBC
  2. VyvyanH
    VyvyanH now knows the worst smell in the world. Off lamb & roo meat. Fark.
  3. Joanne Righetti
    JoanneRighetti Been to a couple of dog pounds in sydney this weekend and its a traumatic experience - wanting to adopt every unwanted animal!
  4. Ryan Edward Collings
    badMulletBoy Re-pinging @DaLzz: Man bashed to death at Sydney airport qantas check in today. --- ummm, where was security? WTF!
  5. Karen Kindlen
    kkindlen love a late afternoon beach swim. Beautiful day, crowds gone home. Ah, long may the summer-y days last.
  6. Tall Paul
    __jaded Ingredients for an awesome Sunday - 1 part good company mixed lightly with pool and beer at bondi. Add awesome weather to taste...
  7. Jo Balfour
    jobonekenobi watching Russian Dolls, didn't realise it was set in Sydney, and filmed a lot in Bondi!