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Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

[Opinion column written by Jennifer Mercieca] On Nov. 29, President Trump retweeted a series of videos that purported to depict violence committed by Muslims. They had originated from the account of a far-right British ultranationalist who had been convicted for harassing a Muslim. The backlash was swift, with British Prime Minister Theresa May saying... Read more of this article

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

[Written by Don Burgess] The @BermudaPremier Twitter account was wiped clean of its Tweets when the PLP swept to power in July. In the United States, when Donald Trump became president, the Tweets by Barack Obama were moved to a new account, @POTUS44 as a matter of public record. President Trump then had control of the official @POTUS handle. In the... Read more of this article

Clinton & HRC Tweet About Bermuda/SSM

Clinton & HRC Tweet About Bermuda/SSM

[Written by Don Burgess] The world organisation Human Rights Campaign tweeted that the Bermuda Government was “despicable” for trying to repeal same-sex marriage. That social media message caught the attention of Chelsea Clinton – the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton – who... Read more of this article

October 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

October 2017 Klout Social Media Rankings

[Written by Don Burgess] One Communications soared into the top five of this quarter’s Bermuda Klout Social Media Rankings. The telecommunications firm has been languishing just outside of the top 50 for the past two years, but have a reinvigorated marketing campaign that has helped garner attention. WWE legend John Layfield remains at number one,... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2017

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For October 2017

[Written by Don Burgess] Like it or not, all Twitter users will soon be able to use 280 characters instead of the 140 in their tweets. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on September 26 saying it is “solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet.” The move has been a mixed bag as some tweeters have lamented that the beauty of Twitter... 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

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

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