#FridayFiver 🧼✋ – Lockdown News for Light Relief
It’s our favourite time of the week – Friday!
It also happens to be one week away from Halloween, and while this spooky season might be a quiet one, here at Maratopia virtual HQ we’re ready with the pumpkin spice and toffee apples.
And of course, the usual cracking blog! This week’s offerings include Netflix record breakers, a ‘workcation’ theme park and the app that takes TikTok to the next level.
🎢 A Work-From-Home… Theme Park?
You heard us right! Japanese theme park Yomiuriland have put together a work-from-home package designed for remote employees to enjoy a ‘workcation’ package. These visitors can continue to work from their laptops in a number of unusual locations on the resort, including by the pool and on the Ferris wheel!
👾 Vivaldi Introduces Arcade Game
Web browser Vivaldi has released it’s latest update, and with it, a stroke of genius to rival Google Doodles. Vivaldia is a 1980s style arcade game with Cyberpunk inspired aesthetics that is playable on both desktop and Android.
🏥 Ratched Sets Netflix Records
American Horror Story director Ryan Murphy has set a new Netflix record with latest offering Ratched. The One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest prequel starring Sarah Paulson (also of AHS fame) was viewed by over 48 million households in it’s first month, making it the most-watched debut of 2020. It is not, however, the most-viewed debut of all time – that honour belongs to The Witcher.
🍐 PearPop Levels Up TikTok
TikTok’s swift rise in popularity heralded a new era for influencer marketing, and new start-up PearPop have capitalised brilliantly on the concept. The company allows fans to bid for screen time with their favourite TikTok stars, and in its first month it has seen over 25,000 users already.
📱 Among Us Tops Games Charts
Among Us is the game that has taken the internet by storm of late, and it has the stats to prove it. Data from Q3 released this week has revealed the game is the most downloaded from both the iOS App Store and Google Play. It has also caused a huge increase in use of Twitch and Discord. Nothing sus here – the game is simply a hit.