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Police Investigate Social Media Threat To Premier

Police Investigate Social Media Threat To Premier

[Updated] Police said they are “aware of the social media threats to the Premier and his family and have commenced an investigation into the matter.” The Instagram account they appear to be referring to is set to private, has 342 followers as of this writing, and urges people to DM [direct message] to get “family info and address”... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In October

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In October

[Written by Don Burgess] We’ve moved to a quarterly reporting system for the Top 20 Bermuda YouTube channels. There was no change in the top five Bermuda YouTube channels with Collie Buddz, BIOS, Thirdstory, Bernews and Oracle Team USA holding down those slots.Musicians have five of the top 13 spots. Besides Buddz at #1 and Thirdstory at #3, Mishka... Read more of this article

October 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

October 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] There is no change to the names in the top 10 Bermuda Klout rankings but the deck was shuffled with Bernews moving up five spots with a five-point gain. The media company joined Collie Buddz on joint third. WWE and FOX Business commentator John Layfield remains number one since our last report in June, but his score dipped one... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2016

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2016

[Written by Don Burgess] Flora Duffy’s global fame has increased since finishing the triathlon season as the world champ. Duffy had the biggest jump in the Bermuda Top 50 Twitter rankings since it has moved to a quarterly posting cycle. In July, Duffy was ranked 32nd but with an additional 1,000 followers she has moved up to 32nd overall. Huddersfield... Read more of this article

Instagram Model Highlights Bermuda In Photos

Instagram Model Highlights Bermuda In Photos

Model Ana Zhou — a half-Chinese and half-Persian woman born and raised in Hong Kong — has used Bermuda’s beaches as a backdrop for her latest photos, with the shared pictures earning thousands of likes from her more than 76,000 followers on the photo sharing social network Instagram. In a feature story at TeaseLifestyle.com, Ms Zhou... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flag Emoji On Twitter For Olympics

Bermuda Flag Emoji On Twitter For Olympics

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to get underway in Rio today [Aug 5], Twitter has released a set of 207 new emojis, representing various national flags using a three-letter hashtag, including #BER for Bermuda, which when used, automatically renders a Bermuda flag. A story on the official Rio 2016 website says, “”The Olympic Games... Read more of this article

July 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

July 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] Cup Match is upon us and people’s social media accounts will be buzzing with how Red and Blue or Blue and Blue will be victorious this year. . Last month saw scores hit some highs as the debate over same sex marriage reached a heightened pitch amongst both camps. SSM advocate Tony Brannon is still campaigning and his score... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2016

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2016

[Written by Don Burgess] It was an unusual month in the Bermuda Twittersphere as five of the top 11 accounts lost followers. Overall, 13 accounts that would have been in the top 50 saw their follower numbers go down. Even the venerable John Layfield was stymied a bit as the WWE and FOX commentator only had a gain of about 1,500 followers. Duddley Duddley... Read more of this article

Keep ‘Momentum Going’ On TripAdvisor Reviews

Keep ‘Momentum Going’ On TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor reviews about Bermuda are on the rise in 2016 and to “keep the momentum going” the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is asking locals to join in by reviewing their experiences online whenever they eat, shop or explore the island. “This is an easy way to get the wider community involved in our tourism product,” said Glenn Jones,... Read more of this article

Cybertips Team Reflects On Social Media Day

Cybertips Team Reflects On Social Media Day

Bermuda’s Cybertips Team is reminding the public of Social Media Day, an event launched by Mashable in 2010 “as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication.” The event poster says, “Around the globe, there are about 2.08 billion people who are actively using social media. Since the coming... Read more of this article

June 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

June 2016 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a noticeable rise in Bermudians use of social media this month. The vote on same sex marriages and the “How much would you pay” Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser has helped spark a bump in people’s Klout scores. The heated “discussions” over the upcoming vote on same sex marriage saw much back-and-forth... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For June 2016

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For June 2016

[Written by Don Burgess] Katy Perry and Drake aren’t alone. Less than a week after the prominent musicians’ Twitter profiles were hacked, a Russian-based email account claimed that it has stolen more than 32 million passwords from twitter. It appears the accounts were stolen via malware rather than being hacked from Twitter itself. If you have... Read more of this article

Twitter Set To Make Changes To Character Limit

Twitter Set To Make Changes To Character Limit

Twitter is getting set to make changes that will allow its users to “express even more in 140 characters” by limiting the content that counts against the service’s character limit, with the changes to take effect “over the coming months.” A story on the official Twitter blog said, “Over the past decade, the Tweet... Read more of this article