Twitter index: Encyclopaedia Britannica discontinued, Google Doodle for origami artist Yoshizawa

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Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa is honored with a Google Doodle

Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced that after 244 years of printing its big, thick iconic books it will discontinue the 32-volume printed edition.

“Tragically sad that Encyclopedia Britannica is to end print edition. Digital is merely data, books are joy and beauty,” say Tweeps while adding that “Wikipedia and the Internet just killed 244-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica.”

Microbloggers are drawing attention to Google’s folded paper homepage on March 14. Google is honoring Japanese origami artist Akira Yoshizawa with an origami-inspired homepage Doodle on what would be his 101st birth anniversary.

Fans of boy band One Direction have randomly declared today “Happy Directioners Day” while others say that “This day isn't the official Directioners Day its the 23rd of july!”

“July 23rd is the day to celebrate, but who cares ? we can celebrate it twice,” say microbloggers.

Fans of American singer Greyson Chance have started up their own trend and are proclaiming “Greyson Is Our Superman.”

Turkish-speaking people are celebrating “Tıp Bayramı” or “Medicine Day,” a day dedicated to health workers.  

Tweeps are listing some of the fun games they used to play when they were a child and listing reasons why they can’t be in a relationship with someone with the hashtags “#GamesIPlayedWhenIWasLittle” and “#WeCantBeTogetherIf.”

The name of Indian Railway minister “Dinesh Trivedi” is in seventh place and the Dutch word for “Switzerland” (“Zwitserland”) is in eighth place.  

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on March 14 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #GamesIPlayedWhenIWasLittle (new)
  2. Happy Directioners Day (new)
  3. #WeCantBeTogetherIf (new)
  4. #TermineAMiExPor (new)
  5. Greyson Is Our Superman (new)
  6. Tıp Bayramı (new)
  7. Dinesh Trivedi (new)
  8. Zwitserland (new)
  9. Akira Yoshizawa (new)
  10. Encyclopaedia Britannica (new)