|Ferris, Google, and Twitter
By: Mike Bush
In one of the most interesting things ever, it turns out that June 5, 2015, is the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller skipping a day of class. Not the movie being released… the actual day he skipped.
We know that because Larry Granillo and Baseball Prospectus are amazing.
And while, sure, all of us woke up thinking “Maybe I can play hooky today” and “chicka-chicka” in celebration of this anniversary, there may be someone for whom today carries even more special meaning.
I’m referring to Hadley Freeman, a columnist for The Guardian.
A year ago, Hadley tweeted about the 30th Anniversary of Ferris’ day off, and she was a year early. As we know, the Internet writes in ink, and while a few polite followers pointed out the small math snafu, the recent agreement between Google and Twitter to include tweets in search has forever memorialized (and broadcast) Hadley’s error.
Here’s a search from yesterday:
If Google aims to provide the “most updated” tweets in its results, the tweet from Freeman may finally disappear. That’s the hope, anyway.
Ferris might say: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
With Google amplifying tweets… maybe the fear of missing it is over.
Mike Bush is a PR and Marketing freelancer with more than a dozen years of experience in the field. Find him on and connect Twitter @mikebush or at www.mikebush.nyc.
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