News
Can Twitter Jump On The Eurovision Bandwagon?

Can Twitter Jump On The Eurovision Bandwagon?

Published May 16, 2013

Icelandic telecom company Vodofone hopes that tweeters will break the national record of 18,000 tweets on a single event during the Eurovision Song Contest.
It has opened a special Eurovision TV channel where viewers can simultaneously watch the competition and follow the discussion on twitter via the hashtag #12stig.
Although Icelanders are known for taking Eurovision seriously, they tweeted far under the record number, 7,400 times with the hashtag #12stig, last year.
The national record is held by Boladagur with the hastag #boladagur. It is a competition where Icelanders try to get international stars to retweet their entries, and had two thousand contestants compete this year.
If you have Vodafone cable TV, tune in on channel 800 or 801 for the full event.
NOTE: Icelanders have a rich tradition of translating foreign words into Icelandic to conform to the strict Icelandic rules of grammar. To ‘tweet’ in Icelandic is to ‘tísta.’
See also:
Áfram Ísland



News
Second Round Of Airwaves Artists Announced

Second Round Of Airwaves Artists Announced

by

The organisers of Iceland Airwaves have just released another batch of artists to be performing at this November’s music festival.

News
New Bill Would Lower Voting Age To 16 For Municipal Elections

New Bill Would Lower Voting Age To 16 For Municipal Elections

by

A new bill, supported by MPs from every party except the Progressive Party, would if passed into law lower the

News
No Kind Of Traveling Weather Tomorrow

No Kind Of Traveling Weather Tomorrow

by

Don’t let the sunny skies and still winds in Reykjavík right now fool you: the Icelandic Met Office warns that

News
Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites

Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites

by

An elderly, male psychiatrist offered his opinion that women alone are to blame for the existence of revenge porn, and

News
Mývatn Being Slowly Destroyed By Tourism

Mývatn Being Slowly Destroyed By Tourism

by

Hotel owners around Mývatn and the Laxá river area profit from the location, at the expense of the preservation of

News
DILL Becomes First Icelandic Restaurant To Earn Michelin Star

DILL Becomes First Icelandic Restaurant To Earn Michelin Star

by

The restaurant DILL, lauded by Grapevine on numerous occasions, has now earned the distinction of being the first Icelandic restaurant

Show Me More!