Tensions in the Korean Peninsula continued to dominate social media last month, with North Korea regularly being top of each week’s most recalled news stories. President Donald Trump also frequently came top of the public’s most noticed stories.
The Barcelona attack caught the attention of 35% of the public in the third week of August, with many people taking to social media to express their sadness and solidarity with the city. Towards the end of the month, attention turned back to the United States of America with Storm Harvey being noticed by 43% of the UK public by the third week of August. North Korea was never far from the public’s minds however, being the second most noticed topic of the same week (22%).
It was a busy month for sport, with sporting news and events regularly featuring in August’s most searched for topics and trends. Man City vs Everton and the Champions League Draw were two of the most searched for topics on Google on their respective days. By the last week of August, Oxlade- Chamberlain’s signing to Liverpool for £35m and the more broad term ‘transfer news’ were two of the most searched for topics on Google, while #DeadlineDay also trended on Twitter. August also saw the World Athletics Championships take place, which was duly observed on social media too; the second most noticed story of its week.
And finally, the tenth anniversary of the hashtag reminded us all how much time flies when you’re having fun, with #Hashtag10 trending on Twitter.