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Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I’m an attorney in my mid-forties. Every day, I tweet and retweet. I go on LinkedIn to comment on articles. I go on Facebook. I’ve written my own articles and published them on Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and then tweeted them. Social media. When I mention it to many colleagues who tend to be my age or above,... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda YouTube Channels In July

Top 20 Bermuda YouTube Channels In July

[Written by Don Burgess] Reggae king Collie Buddz continues to reign supreme on top of the Bermuda YouTube Top 20. He surpassed the 25 million view mark this past quarter and has a sizeable lead over singing group Thirdstory, which includes Bermudian Ben Lusher Bernews picked up an amazing 2.3 million views over the past three months, more than the... Read more of this article

July 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

July 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] One would have expected the America’s Cup to be a boon to people’s social influence scores with so many locals posting to all their social media accounts. But, unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The July Klout rankings for Bermuda saw the ratings drop across the board with a few exceptions. For the first time in more... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2017

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2017

[Written by Don Burgess] ‘Fake news’ was a big issue in the last US general election. According to the Washington Post, Twitter is looking at adding a feature that would let users notify the company about “tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information.” It probably won’t happen before the Bermuda general election, but we could... Read more of this article

Minister Baron Outraged By Social Media Post

Minister Baron Outraged By Social Media Post

Following the racist and offensive post on his sister’s Facebook page, Minister Jeff Baron said he immediately called her to express his concern and disapproval, saying he “was outraged” and does “not condone this type of divisive, hurtful language.” The post, which is offensive, can be read on Facebook. Minister Jeff... Read more of this article

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