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Report: Plans To Integrate WhatsApp, IG & FB

Report: Plans To Integrate WhatsApp, IG & FB

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, according to a story in The New York Times. While they are all owned by the same company, the three social networks and messaging services operate separately now, with their services extremely popular... Read more of this article

Feud On Social Media Resulted In Teen’s Murder

Feud On Social Media Resulted In Teen’s Murder

“Detectives revealed that a long running feud over social media between two groups ‘pretending to be gangsters’ resulted in the tragic death of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede,” according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post. Lyrico, a Bermudian who was living in England, was fatally stabbed last year after being chased by a group... Read more of this article

Report: Facebook Working On Cryptocurrency

Report: Facebook Working On Cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India, according to a report from Bloomberg. The story said, “The company is developing a stablecoin — a type of digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar — to minimize... Read more of this article

Most Liked Bernews Instagram Photos Of 2018

Most Liked Bernews Instagram Photos Of 2018

As we close out 2018, you can take a look back at the top 10 most popular photos posted on Bernews Instagram page this year, with the photos in 2018′s top ten ‘most liked’ on Instagram including multiple photos of world champion triathlete Flora Duffy, Winter Olympian Dr Tucker Murphy, marine life, Premier David Burt and Mrs. Kristin Burt,... Read more of this article

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN has featured the work of local photographer Meredith Andrews, who is collecting plastic that has washed up on the shores of Bermuda to create an interesting and thought provoking daily advent calendar series on Instagram. The CNN story said, “At this time of year, advent calendars deck the halls around the world. And the stunning island of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

OBA Motion In House About Sexist Comments

OBA Motion In House About Sexist Comments

MPs are being called on to back a motion decrying “the posting of inappropriate and/or sexist comments on social media by Members of Parliament”. Pat Gordon-Pamplin, the Shadow Health Minister, tabled the motion which says: “Be it resolved that this Honourable House decries the posting of inappropriate and/or sexist comments on social media by... Read more of this article

‘Rising Of The Phoenix’ In Netball Online

‘Rising Of The Phoenix’ In Netball Online

There was a definitive ‘Rising of the Phoenix’ among the Bermuda Netball Association over the course of the past week, with a ‘Friendly Coup’ of the social media relations wing by the Phoenix Netball Club. The club assumed management and function for all of the social media accounts, delivering via varied online mediums netball related items... Read more of this article

Video: Dejon Simmons Launches New Vlog

Video: Dejon Simmons Launches New Vlog

After surviving a near fatal accident he went on to become one of the island’s leading creative minds, and now Dejon Simmons is offering an insightful look into his inspirational life story via his new online vlog. As the founder of the popular Bermemes social media company, Mr Simmons is better known for making people laugh via his lighthearted... Read more of this article

Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

[Written by Don Burgess] Another Bermuda politician has had one of her social media accounts copied. There is a fake Facebook account of OBA MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. The false profile has just eight followers while the real account has more than 700 friends. Ms Gordon-Pamplin told Bernews, “I have recently received several notifications that... Read more of this article

Tiffany & Co: ‘Turini Is One Of Leading Experts’

Tiffany & Co: ‘Turini Is One Of Leading Experts’

Luxury jewelry company Tiffany & Co featured Shiona Turini on their social media today, posting images of the Bermudian fashion expert to their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, which have more than 20 million combined followers. In their post on Facebook, Tiffany & Co said, “Fashion stylist and creative consultant Shiona Turini... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt has been hit again by Instagram scammers. A fake social media account has been set up in his name on that platform. It is at least the third time since November 2017 that a fake Instagram account has been posted using the Premier’s name. This one has 67 followers but has followed 433 people. It posted... Read more of this article

Dr Davis To Speak At Facebook Youth Summit

Dr Davis To Speak At Facebook Youth Summit

Bermudian researcher and educator Dr. Katie Davis, recognized internationally for her work in the field of digital media and young people, recently presented to a gathering of principals and teachers in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Davis delivered her address on August 24, titled The Tech Effect: Understanding and Supporting Today’s Digital Youth, twice in... Read more of this article

Bermudian’s Tweet About Cohen Goes Viral

Bermudian’s Tweet About Cohen Goes Viral

A tweet by Bermudian journalist Clare O’Connor about her negative experience with Michael Cohen went viral, with some 70,000 reactions on the social media network. After President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple charges, Ms O’Connor, an accomplished journalist who works in the United States,... Read more of this article