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Couple’s Photos Create Stir On Social Media

Couple’s Photos Create Stir On Social Media

[Written by Don Burgess] A Florida couple’s semi-nude Instagram photos taken in Bermuda have created quite a stir on social media. The photos were posted five days ago and have made the rounds on Facebook and Instagram, with some locals complaining that the Bermuda Police Service should have arrested them, while others saying they are tourists on... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In April

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In April

[Written by Don Burgess] Minister Dr. Cindy Trimm continues to get the Word out through social media. She enters Bermuda’s Top YouTube Channels Top 20 at number six with 3.5 million views. Reggae star Collie Buddz reigns supreme at the top of the list with more than 24 million views, having gained more than a million views over the past three months.Singing... Read more of this article

‘Spit Zone’ Bermuda Word Search Contest

‘Spit Zone’ Bermuda Word Search Contest

The Spit-Zone on Facebook is hosting a Bermuda word search that highlights Bermudian parishes, with players able to win up to $10 for each word found. A spokesperson said, “The Spit-Zone on Facebook is hosting a Bermuda-themed word search with an Amazon Gift Card prize via a raffle draw to follow on May 1.”“The Bermuda Trivia – Word... Read more of this article

Group Urging Boycott Of Olson’s Businesses

Group Urging Boycott Of Olson’s Businesses

[Written by Don Burgess] A group urging a boycott of Rick Olson’s businesses has been formed on Facebook and has quickly grown to more than 340 members. The group is urging the community to flex its economic power so its voice can be heard by more than just mere words. Mr. Olson sparked outrage last week when he made a social media post on Facebook... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Bigotry Has No Place In Bermuda’

PLP: ‘Bigotry Has No Place In Bermuda’

Following the social media post by businessman Rick Olson, the PLP said “this blatant form of racial bigotry has no place in Bermuda and we call upon the OBA Government to declare exactly where it stands when society is confronted with this bigotry.” Rick Olson Strongly Criticized For Social Media Post Mr Olson’s original comment linked... Read more of this article

Rick Olson Apologizes For ‘Insensitive Post’

Rick Olson Apologizes For ‘Insensitive Post’

After a comment and link he posted drew outrage on social media, businessman Rick Olson apologized to “all Bermudians for the insensitive post,” saying “this situation will not reoccur.”‘ The original comment he posted appeared to link to a Wikipedia page titled “Hanged, drawn and quartered,” with the photo... Read more of this article

April 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

April 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] It was a tough month for Bermuda’s social media peeps. The average Klout score from the first quarter’s top 50 rankings fell by an average of two points. Several of the top people took hits of five or more people to their Klout scores. Falling out of the top 10 were PowerGirl Trina and Shari-Lynn Pringle, and joining the... Read more of this article

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

U.S. President Donald Trump, who is known for his prolific presence on Twitter, recently tweeted his thanks to Bermuda resident John Layfield. The tweet — which got almost 13,000 retweets and 49,000 likes — included a video of Mr Layfield on Fox News, and said, “Thank you @JCLayfield — will get even better as my Administration... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For April 2017

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For April 2017

[Written by Don Burgess] Twitter continues to give tweeters more room to express themselves. This past week they announced that tagged usernames in replies will not count towards its 140 character limit. This follows up previous moves that did not count photos and quoted retweets that limit. You can read more about that here.Locally, the big news... Read more of this article

Twitter Makes Changes To Limits When Replying

Twitter Makes Changes To Limits When Replying

Twitter is rolling out changes to its website and apps that will see tagged usernames in replies not count toward its 140 character limit, allowing users to publish longer replies. On its official blog, Twitter said “Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced two... Read more of this article

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Remain Vigilant Regarding Online Fraud’

Police: ‘Remain Vigilant Regarding Online Fraud’

Following a report of local resident being defrauded by a social media scam, the police are reminding people to ”remain vigilant regarding online fraud,” saying  that “individuals should be extremely cautious when asked to send funds to persons who have contacted them unexpectedly, especially via the internet.” A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

KFC Bermuda Instagram Contest Offering Prizes

KFC Bermuda Instagram Contest Offering Prizes

KFC Bermuda is introducing a social media campaign, offering weekly prizes and urging patrons to be “creative”. “On Instagram, take a photo showing your KFC experience, in store, at home with a family pack, in the park with friend, even walking by the store, follow us on Instagram @KFCBermuda, then share using #lovekfcbermuda, to... Read more of this article