Covering everything from the latest social media news and digital trends to tech reviews, The Digital Bakery team works hard each week to bring our readers a range of fresh, exciting and engaging content. So, whether they’ve been getting the most love on social, caught our eye in the email, or are #trending online, we’ve rounded up the top stories from the past week, in case you missed any…
1) The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Reunion.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air recently got together. Alfonso Ribeiro, who gifted us with The Carlton so many years ago, posted a reunion pic to Instagram featuring himself along with Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Will Smith, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Joseph Marcell. Alfonso captioned the image, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.” James Avery played Uncle Phil, the patriarch of the show’s family. James passed away in 2013, which makes the reunion somewhat bittersweet. Find out more here
2) Daily Mail ‘Legs-It’ Front Page Criticised As ‘Sexist, Offensive And Moronic’
A Daily Mail front page that declared “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!” next to a photograph of Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and British prime minister Theresa May has prompted widespread outrage. Inside the paper there was was more ogling at the female leaders, with a headline reading: “Finest weapons at their command? Those pins!” A column by Sarah Vine referred to Sturgeon’s legs as “altogether more flirty, tantalisingly crossed … a direct attempt at seduction”. The front page, which appeared on Twitter on Monday night, met with instant criticism from politicians and the public.
Find out more here. #Brexit
3) Fans Bid Farewell To Disney’s Club Penguin Online Game
Disney has already announced that they are already shutting down their browser-based game Club Penguin. As fans sadly wait for the time to come, there are a number of players who are taking it to social media to express how bummed they are after knowing the decision. There is even a Reddit forum solely dedicated to the game.
After 12 years of making kids and kids at heart smile, the game is officially closing now on Tuesday night. On a good note, Kotaku reported that Disney is going to replace it soon with a new mobile game dubbed as Club Penguin Island.
Find out more here #CLUBPENGUIN #DISNEY
4) The Disturbing YouTube Videos That Are Tricking Children
Hundreds of these videos exist on YouTube, and some generate millions of views. One channel “Toys and Funny Kids Surprise Eggs” is one of the top 100 most watched YouTube accounts in the world – its videos have more than 5 billion views.
Its landing page features a photo of a cute toddler alongside official-looking pictures of Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Cookie Monster, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Elsa from Frozen. They feature animated violence and graphic toilet humour.
Find out more here. #ZombiePeppa #Youtube
5) First Trailer For Stephen King’s It: The Child-Devouring Clown Is Back
The first trailer for the latest version of Stephen King’s It has landed, suggesting that yet another generation of children will be haunted by visions of an evil, sewer-dwelling clown. It’s the first of a proposed two-part adaptation of the 1986 novel that was originally turned into a mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise, a clown that kidnaps and eats children.
6) Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mangled Statue Sends The Internet Into Photoshop Frenzy
It’s a face that’s memorable to everyone, it seems, except the person who was recently tasked with recreating it in bronze. Ronaldo’s global success had inspired the renaming of an airport in his native Madeira islands — an event celebrated with a bust of Ronaldo’s head, commissioned to take pride of place at the airport itself. What happened from here led to some Photoshop masterpieces that led the internet into a frenzy.
Find out more! #Ronaldo #CristianoRonaldo
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