Remember phone-hacking? The drama that followed explosive revelations in July 2011 that the British newspaper the News of the World had illegally accessed the voicemail messages of a murdered 13-year-old girl rapidly spiralled into a scandal as shocking and sensational as any the tabloid had itself covered during its 168-year history.
Previously on ‘Media’
From David Bowie’s departure in January to the tragic synchronicity of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, dying on consecutive days in December, the frequency of familiar faces being lost from our lives during 2016 seemed both unprecedented and bewildering – partly thanks to the spectacle of public mourning gathering relentless momentum on social media.
Last year, Wikipedia said it was blocking 381 editing accounts for involvement in ‘black hat’ editing, including undisclosed paid advocacy. But which bios have been revised the most during the 15 years of Wikipedia’s existence? Here’s the top ten, alongside the number of times their pages have been tweaked.
This is an updated version of an infographic published in issue #20 of Delayed Gratification, which is available in our shop. If you subscribe now, we’ll give you the issue for free – just use promotion code ‘SOCIAL20’ when you sign up here.
Vogue‘s September issue hits newsstands in the US today. But how achievable are its aspirational fashion recommendations? Last year we investigated by calculating the total cost of everything mentioned on the editorial pages of Vogue UK‘s September issue. As it turns out, a cool £638,713 would have bought you a full September issue wardrobe, while £3,654 would have covered the cost of just the ponchos.
We scoured Vogue UK and GQ UK’s September issues to find out how much dedicated followers of fashion would have to spend to own everything mentioned on their editorial pages. As it turns out, slipping into the 51 dresses, seven pairs of socks, poncho and all other items featured in Vogue’s September issue would make ladies look a million dollars – literally. Men would need to spend a mere $741,219 – or £473,558 – to buy everything from September’s GQ, and that includes a rather snazzy BMW.
Four decades after Richard Nixon kicked the whole thing off, the ‘gate’ phenomenon reached its apogee with Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Gategate’: we chart the biggest and best -gates for the last 40 years, from Sachs- and Squidgy- to Nipple- and Fajita-.
Taken from issue nine of Delayed Gratification (Oct-Dec 2012), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
In June 2011 we did a minute-by-minute breakdown on the subject matter of stories featured on the News at Ten. Official disclaimer: this infographic may make your eyes go wibbly.
Taken from issue three of Delayed Gratification (Apr-Jun 2011), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
February 2011: aided by social media tools, revolution is spreading across the Arab world, with Egypt at its heart. But what are people saying on Twitter? We map the most tweeted-about topic by country: Egypt gets a decent amount of coverage, but is pipped to the top spot in South America by the Brazilian version of ‘Big Brother’.
Taken from issue two of Delayed Gratification (Jan-Mar 2011), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
As Simon Cowell’s annual karaoke and oddball-baiting festival comes to an end, we review the media highs and lows. Any competition which legitimately generates the headline ‘Strop goes the Waissel’ can’t be wholly bad.
Taken from issue one of Delayed Gratification (Oct-Dec 2010), available for purchase at the DG Shop.
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