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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

Rediscover Rail Trail, Post Photos & Win Prizes

Rediscover Rail Trail, Post Photos & Win Prizes

People attending the Rediscover the Rail Trail event on March 5th can win prizes for posting photos of their day on social media. The prizes include up to three GoPro Cameras, two sets of Beats Headphones and almost a dozen gift certificates, courtesy of One Communications. The goal of the contest is to motivate people to discover seven “best places”... Read more of this article

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

People who watch Bernews live videos on Facebook now have an easier way to show them on the ‘big screen,’ with Samsung Electronics announcing that the new Facebook video app for TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs, giving people an easier way to consume video content on the popular social network. The app will be available on all of Samsung’s... Read more of this article

BPS Appeal: Information On Message Circulating

BPS Appeal: Information On Message Circulating

The police said they are aware of an “anonymous message apparently being circulated” ‎suggesting that a “man driving a black taxi or minibus allegedly attempted to lure a boy with candy” in the Sandys area, and said that currently no reports have been received to substantiate it, however anyone who may have any relevant information... Read more of this article

Jorge Sanchez Wins BTA Social Photo Contest

Jorge Sanchez Wins BTA Social Photo Contest

Bermudian Jorge Sanchez, who works with marine specimens at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, has been rewarded for showing his love for Bermuda online. The 26-year-old self-described amateur photographer took top honors in a #LoveMyBermuda photo contest, racking up more than 1,700 likes on Facebook for his shot taken in Tucker’s Town. The winning... Read more of this article

BTA End Marketing Agreement Focusing On Italy

BTA End Marketing Agreement Focusing On Italy

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda Tourism Authority has ended its marketing agreement that focuses on the Italian tourist. Glenn Jones, director of public and stakeholder relations at the BTA, told the Bernews: “With the launch of the new gotobermuda.com website and the constant review and analysis of our social media channels, it was decided... Read more of this article

City To Host ‘My City Heart ‘Instagram Contest

City To Host ‘My City Heart ‘Instagram Contest

The month of February is Heart Awareness Month and the City of Hamilton is partnering with the Bermuda Heart Foundation to bring awareness to heart health and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. During the month of February, the City of Hamilton will be hosting the ‘My City Heart’ Instagram contest. Anyone can visit The City Hall and... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In January

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In January

[Written by Don Burgess] Reggae star continues his dominance on top of the Bermuda YouTube rankings. The Come Around singer has had his videos seen more than 23 million times. BIOS remains number two but singing group Thirdstory continues to gain and should surpass BIOS some time in 2017. Thirdstory contains Bermudian Ben Lusher as well as Elliott... Read more of this article

January 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

January 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda Tourism Authority climbed six points and moved into second on the Bermuda Top 50 Klout rankings. The BTA’s score of 80 places it just four points behind perennial leader John Layfield, the Fox business analyst and former WWE champion and current WWE commentator. The BTA’s Jamel Hardtman [#18], Alastair Jack... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2017

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2017

[Written by Don Burgess] It appears that Twitter is finally going to let people edit their tweets. One of the major annoyances of the social media platform is not being able to correct mistakes or typos in tweets once they are sent leaving users no choice but to either let it stand or delete the tweet and redo it. Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, said... Read more of this article

Top 10 Most Viewed Facebook Videos Of 2016

Top 10 Most Viewed Facebook Videos Of 2016

Aiming to give our social media followers a look at news and events across the island, we posted numerous videos to our Facebook page over the past year, with the ten most viewed videos in 2016 including Hurricane Nicole, the America’s Cup, people leaving the House of Assembly after the Pathways demonstrations, live video of the grand opening of the... Read more of this article