A Hotpoint for discussion.

lynseyisme By lynseyisme, 31st Mar 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ky4sq94k/
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How did a washing machine become the most popular subject on Twitter?

A Hotpoint for Discussion.

An electrical item isn't something that often becomes a hot topic on Twitter (unless it's something made by Apple). Yet on the 30th March 2010, one of the top trending topics on Twitter in the UK was the Hotpoint WIXXE127. Many people wondered why a washing machine was listed among the usual tv shows and celebrities that are often in the top 10. Was there a recall on the product? Had someone lost a limb while using one? Had Justin Bieber bought one? (His fanbase do appear to influence the trending topics quite a lot).

Bloggers put the item's elevation to most talked about British topic down to an online promotion offering £70 off the item at Comet. Just how many were sold as a result of this isn't known yet, but it certainly provoked a lot of tweets (and re-tweets) from those who found its presence hilarious.

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