Online Trends 12/24/12

Online Trends 12/24/12 (December 24, 2012)

Merry Christmas Eve, happy holidays, feliz navidad and happy festivus.  Hope you are snuggled up in front of a warm fire and not fighting crowds at the mall (or your family in the living room).

Rest happy with the knowledge that NORAD (The North American Aerospace Defense Command) is tracking santa's path again this year, a tradition that stretches back to 1955.  (Don't forget to check out the rival Google Santa Tracker.)  I guess it's slow at their office around the holidays too. 

As you probably already know, the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North again this year, ending a losing streak and defeating the Super Bowl champions New York Giants

As the debate over gun control rages on, CNN is reporting that two firefighters are being treated for injuries after being shot at while responding to a fire in Webster, NY.


RavensNation (NFL playoff picture)
Trending on: National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter, Google Trends
Why: The Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North division for the second straight season on Sunday with a 33-14 victory over the NY Giants.
 [The Baltimore Sun]

Trending on: National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter
Why:  Gunshots rang out as firefighters responded to a blaze at a house in upstate New York on Monday, officials said.  Two firefighters were being treated for injuries

Santa tracker
Trending on: Google Trends
Why: The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, is firing up its Santa tracker again this year to keep track of the jolly old elf’s path around the globe.  [Washington Post]

Merry Christmas Eve (Christmas2012, Festivus, Happy Holidays)
Trending on: National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter, Google Plus, Google Trends
Why: Yes, it is today.