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JCB2,165 posts since 21 Sep 2004
Yes, the cuckoo clock but with the time on it actually being 1, 6 or 10 would have been a nice touch for the news idents.

Here's a thought, perhaps a short film for each season of the year would work as a new look for BBC ONE? We have #XmasLife, but we would have #WinterLife, #SpringLife, #SummerLife and #AutumnLife and they could do the same thing with them that they have done for Christmas by making short films for each and the idents taken from them with little animations to enhance them and add a little twist. Special idents can be made from the films also for events and special dates like Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, big summer events/sports like Wimbledon etc., Halloween, Guy Fawkes and back to Christmas again. I think with a bit of tweaking this could be reworked into an decent new look for BBC ONE, though I would like them to finally have a symbol again. Especially if we are to get as new look that is completely different from what we've had the past 17 years or so.

That's would cost a fortune. As, I think, we all agree they should follow BBC 2's lead and just go back to a simple, old fashioned animated symbol.
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Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
The only thing I don't like about this festive pres is having a hashtag for a slogan.

Auntie Beeb trying to be all #downwiththekids, I find to be rather #cringe.

Apart from that, I bloody love everything about this pres package. Especially the cat on the robot vacuum cleaner (I refuse to use that stupid R word).
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dbl9,418 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London

Auntie Beeb trying to be all #downwiththekids, I find to be rather #cringe.


They must be pretty old kids, because it's been at least 10 years since it became a thing. Like it or not, it's how social media works to start a conversation - it's nothing new.
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Neil Jones6,445 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Contrary to popular belief hashtags are not a Twitter invention, but it's modern usage started there. In fact Twitter initially decreed they were a "thing for nerds". The hashtag was born in this particular tweet from August 2007:

I remember Facebook was late to the hashtag game for whatever reason, that and animated GIF support. Both now present, but again playing catch up to Twitter.

I still don't quite "get" Snapchat though.
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