What's Trending 1/21: Texting on the decline; cheer on Olympic athletes

By KBJR News 1

January 21, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - From a chance to wish your favorite Olympic athlete good luck to the end of the road for texting, Kevin Jacobsen takes a look at what's trending this week.

According to a report, texting has dropped in Britain. In fact, the number of messages passed around in the UK last year decreased by seven billion.

The company predicts people in the UK will send around 300 billion instant messages this year- through apps like Facebook and others.

Texting is only expected to account for about 140 billion messages.

National Public radio says the trend will continue. Some reasons include texting costs money, you have to have someone's phone number and you can do more with instant messages.

Cheer on your favorite athletes

The Winter Olympics kick off in February, on KBJR 6 & Range 11, and now you have chance to wish your favorite athlete the best of luck.

McDonald's has launched CheerSochi.com where you can send personalized messages of good luck and encouragement.

The messages will be on a special display in the athletes village where athletes can see them. They can print the messages on to ribbons, to wear around their wrists.

You can also tweet your message with the hashtag #cheerstosochi

Back to School, Back to the Syllabus

Here's a sign it's back to school week, the word "syllabus" is trending on Twitter in the Twin Ports.

One of my favorite tweets comes from @AMartin218

"As I got to the last page of my Poli. Sci. syllabus, I got chills as I read the words "No final exam." #Hallelujah #ImLovinIt"

And there's this one from @JDPicken...

"You lost me on slide 1 of 55. we went over on syllabus day."

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