Twitter index: Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz fired, PJ Harvey wins Mercury Prize
Wednesday 07 September 2011
Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz has been removed from her role as Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! by the Board for an undisclosed reason.
According to a Mashable post that is being retweeted around the Twittersphere, Bartz sent a memo from her iPad to all Yahoo! staff members stating that "I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo's Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward."
English musician PJ Harvey is also a popular subject of chatter on Twitter Wednesday morning as Tweeps congratulate the singer on winning her second Mercury Music Award.
"Am recovering from a great night at the #MercuryMusicAwards. Congratulations to PJ Harvey for winning for 2nd time. She was fab," say Twitterers adding that it’s "[n]ice to see PJ Harvey doing well..."
iTunes Music is promoting the number one term on Twitter on September 7 and asking microbloggers what their favorite Beatles song is.
"#whyimsingle," "#IfICouldGetAwayWithIt" and "#Talkaboutawkward”"are next in line and the movie "New Jack City" is in sixth place.
Bart Cubbins, an alias of American actor, director and 30 Seconds to Mars songwriter Jared Leto (and also a character in the book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss), is a genius, say Twitterers who are in on the internet meme.
Ninth and tenth positions in Twitter’s most talked about topics are filled by the American TV series "Sons of Anarchy" and the film " Paid in Full."
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on September 7 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- What's your Beatles #1? (promoted)
- #whyimsingle (new)
- #IfICouldGetAwayWithIt (new)
- #Talkaboutawkward (new)
- Carol Bartz (new)
- New Jack City (new)
- BART CUBBINS IS THE GENIUS (new)
- PJ Harvey (new)
- Sons of Anarchy (new)
- Paid in Full (new)
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