If you were watching the news last week you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the stock market flotation of a small Valley start-up was the most significant world event since the fall of the Berlin wall.
Twitter’s IPO has been given wall-to-wall coverage by a mainstream media inexplicably keen to heap praise on the microblogging platform, which is of course yet to turn a profit.
This pantomime news coverage has been cheered on from the sidelines by feckless tech journalists jockeying to nab a talking head spot and impart their contemptible blather on the public.
But the most irksome part of the Twitter circle-jerk isn’t the laughable optimism of the press, it’s that the general public have been deprived of much more exciting stories.
Here are ten recent headlines you might have missed …