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November’s 2015 Klout Social Media Rankings

November’s 2015 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] Last week Klout became transparent on how it calculates its scores by publishing a paper at a big data conference. The move has earned praise in Forbes magazine. Contributor Theo Preistley had previously written in Forbes that “People have become obsessed with chasing meaningless numbers and Klout scores rather than just enjoy... Read more of this article

October’s 2015 Klout Social Media Rankings

October’s 2015 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s marketing efforts on social media have helped make it a juggernaut. The BTA’s Klout score rose 14 points from 67 to 81, placing it second on the Bermuda list for October. It also places it amongst the elite of social influencers. And it matters in its marketing efforts. A Social Times article... Read more of this article

Sea Glass Taker Blocks Facebook After Backlash

Sea Glass Taker Blocks Facebook After Backlash

[Updated] A jewelry-maker based in the United States has come under fire from people in Bermuda for taking the island’s sea glass, leading to a social media backlash against the business owner which seems to have prompted the woman to block many Bermuda-based visitors from her Facebook page.A story, originally posted on Goerie.com, said she... Read more of this article

Facebook Working On New “Dislike” Button

Facebook Working On New “Dislike” Button

Following many years of popular existence without it, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed yesterday [Sept 15] during a Q&A session that his company is working on a “dislike” button for the social media platform. Zuckerberg said that the button will be intended to allow users to “express empathy” on posts as opposed to... Read more of this article

September’s Klout Social Media Rankings

September’s Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] The temperatures may be rising from all the summer heat, but Bermuda’s Klout scores are falling. For the third straight month there was a decline in the Bermuda Klout Index. The average top 50 score has fallen from 66.7 in June to 64.1 in September. One possible answer is that people have been taking their summer holidays... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s August Klout Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s August Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda Klout scores dipped again for the second consecutive month. It appears many saw their Facebook portion of the score take a hit. You would think in the run-up to Cup Match, many people’s scores should go up as all the back-and-forth about Red and Blue or Blue and Blue, but that wasn’t the case. However, Somerset supporter... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s July Klout Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s July Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a huge shake-up in the Bermuda Klout rankings this month. Several new accounts moved into the top five with Bernews and Clare O’Connor moving into a tie for the fourth spot. Photographer John Manderson joins the list at number 17. Shari-Lynn Pringle moved down to the ninth spot while the Bermuda Tourism Authority,... Read more of this article

Comedian D.L. Hughley: “Bermuda Is So Fly”

Comedian D.L. Hughley: “Bermuda Is So Fly”

Comedian D.L. Hughley recently posted a photo of himself on the island for his 1.2 million Facebook fans, captioning the photo by saying “Bermuda is so fly” and attracting more than 7,000 likes on the social media website. Mr. Hughley was in Bermuda for a show hosted by ENVY Productions at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, July 4th. Photo... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s June Klout Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s June Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] D’General is in charge! Bermuda Heroes Weekend provided a bump in his monthly Klout score. Jason Sukdeo [aka D’General] picked up three points and joined the growing number of locals in the 70+ plateau. Jason helped organize the highly successful event, and earned a well-deserved spike in his score. Next month’s scores... Read more of this article

Social Media Postings Were “Simply Unkind”

Social Media Postings Were “Simply Unkind”

[Opinion column written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] If there’s anything that the recent Bermuda social media debacle highlighted is that some people have too much time on their hands and not enough love in their hearts. During a month that I’ve tried to lay low on social media, it is extremely difficult to watch what is in play and not say something. Don... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s May Klout Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s May Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] Klout has added ‘Expert’ tags to people’s profiles. Users will be able to easily see who the experts are for all topics found on Klout and identify individual Klout expertise. To be considered a Klout Expert on a topic, users must be in the top few percentages of all global users. In a press release, a Klout spokesperson... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s April 2015 Social Media Rankings

Bermuda’s April 2015 Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] Many users saw their Klout scores reach unheard of numbers last week. Some people in Bermuda saw their Klout score reach 364. But the joke was on us — Lithium, which bought Klout in 2014 — was pulling an April Fool’s prank to give us all a laugh. The perks for such a having such a high score were funny too. The mythical... Read more of this article

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Man Denies Using Facebook To Lure Young Girl

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 27], a 28-year-old man denied using Facebook to try and lure a young girl. The defendant pleaded not guilty to using Facebook to communicate with a young girl for the purpose of luring her in February 2015; and not guilty to intruding on the privacy of a female child and offending in March 2015. Magistrate... Read more of this article