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Data Analysis | #BoycottBermuda Hashtag Use

Data Analysis | #BoycottBermuda Hashtag Use

The #BoycottBermuda hashtag has been recorded over 900 times in the past two months on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and various websites, according to an online tracking service. We started tracking it when it first appeared in December 2017, and with the assistance of an online tracking service, compiled the relevant data below, spanning from December... Read more of this article

Twitter Responses: SSM/Partnerships Legislation

Twitter Responses: SSM/Partnerships Legislation

Bermuda’s legislation to replace same sex marriages with domestic partnerships was widely reported by international media following the Governor giving it assent this week, and the ‘Twitterverse’ also reacted, with those tweeting about it including business tycoon Richard Branson, American television host Katie Couric and actor John... Read more of this article

Twitterverse Praises Bermuda’s Olympic Team

Twitterverse Praises Bermuda’s Olympic Team

The traditional Bermuda shorts worn by our Winter Olympic team have attracted attention in the Twitterverse after the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea today, with some even saying they think we deserve a gold medal simply for the shorts. Tucker Murphy is representing Bermuda, with the cross-country skier making his third... Read more of this article

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

Klout Social Media Rankings For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] There was a major shift in the Bermuda social media influence rankings as three new entries joined the Top 10 for the first time. Also, many people saw their Klout scores shift by four points or more, and some saw their scores drop by more than 10 points. Klout measures a person’s social media influence over a variety... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2018

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For January 2018

[Written by Don Burgess] Twitter announced that it wouldn’t be blocking US President Donald Trump’s tweets in spite in spite of a push by some to see him removed from the social media site. The company wrote on its blog, “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people... Read more of this article

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