Five things in five minutes
This week, the world shone a light on mental health, Extra Gum has proven that all you really need is love (and gum), and Australia bids farewell to Zoo Weekly.
Videos continue to rule the social media sphere with Facebook set to introduce series of new experimental video features including a dedicated video feed along with a suggested video feed which will recommend content to users based on previous activity.
World Mental Health Day took place on October 10 amid mass online buzz courtesy of some famous faces including Stephen Fry and Cara Delevingne. Locally the ABC hosted a week of shows and events across its channels under the banner ‘Mental As’ in a bid to help join the dots on mental health, and Australians were asked to submit their mental health promises to an online promise wall, all of which is serving to support the goal of a mentally healthy society.
Extra Gum has proven once again that love conquers all with its new TVC which tells the beautiful and sweet love story of Sara and Juan. With over five million hits on Youtube so far and numerous shares across social media, the video brought tears to our obsessively romantic eyes.
The media world this week bid farewell to Zoo Weekly – cue a mixture of cheers or sobs depending on your preference for politically incorrect jokes, bikini-clad women and all-round rudeness. The last musketeer in the Aussie lads mag stable, Zoo Weekly knew a thing or two about causing controversy and the crafting of such pun-ny one liners such as, “Thanks for the mammaries”, found in the magazine’s last issue this week. Here Mumbrella recounts the mag’s most controversial moments from the last nine years.
And last but not least, a shameless celebrity mention – it as Friday after all! The Kardashians nearly broke the internet again thanks to pop-litically incorrect artist Saint Hoax who created this hilarious Instagram timelapse of the changing faces of the Kardashian clan. The video featured the hashtag #pumpingupthekardashians and has been featured on celebrity sites around the world.