Instagram goes down for hundreds of Maltese users

Hundreds of Instagram users in Malta and Gozo have complained that the photo sharing app is not working. Most reported that the news feed was not loading, while others said their stories and logins had been affected. Users in North America, Britain and parts of Europe have also complained of problems. It’s reported the photo-sharing app […]

Twitter is to ban political advertising worldwide

Twitter is banning all political advertising on the social media platform. Chief executive Jack Dorsey has tweeted that the social media site will ban all political ads globally starting next month. He said social media companies give advertisers ‘an unfair advantage’ in spreading ‘highly targeted, misleading messages.’ The new policy, which will come into force from […]

Twitter to meet Man Utd over Pogba online abuse

Twitter has said it will hold face-to-face talks with Manchester United after Paul Pogba was racially abused on social media. Old Trafford officials were sickened by comments directed at the midfielder after he missed a penalty in Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Wolves. United said in a statement: ‘The individuals who expressed these views do not […]

Man Utd condemn racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba

Manchester United have condemned racial abuse which was aimed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media after his missed penalty in the 1-1 draw at Wolves. Pogba saw his 68th-minute spot-kick saved by Rui Patricio as United dropped points in the English Premier League. In a statement, United said: ‘Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted […]

You’ll soon be able to report fake news on Instagram

Have you spotted fake news on your Instagram feed recently? The social media giant has come up with a new way to make it easier to report dodgy content online. Instagram wants its users to help prevent misinformation being shared on its platform. Starting from the end of August, if an Instagram user sees something […]

79% of Maltese use social media every day

Malta has a bigger addiction to Facebook and Instagram than almost anywhere else in Europe. New figures show people in Malta are massive fans of social media with a whopping 79 per cent using the networks every day – the second highest figure in the EU. Only people in Cyprus are bigger users of Facebook, […]

Instagram starts HIDING likes from your followers

Instagram has started hiding likes as part of a trial aimed at removing ‘the pressure’ and shifting the focus to ‘sharing the things’ its users enjoy. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said the trial in countries including Ireland, Italy and Australia was aimed at stopping the platform from feeling ‘like a competition’. The change applies to […]

Meghan and Harry named ‘internet’s top influencers’

Harry and Meghan have been named as two of the most influential people on the internet – but William and Kate failed to make the cut. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were praised for their ‘forward-thinking and cause-orientated’ approach to social media. Harry and Meghan’s @sussexroyal Instagram account broke records when it was launched in […]

Instagram’s plan to make you a nicer person online

There’s something about a screen that can turn normal polite people into obnoxious monsters. Trolling is as much a part of internet life as social media but that doesn’t mean something shouldn’t be done about it. Now, Instagram is rolling out new anti-bullying software in a bid to reduce harmful comments on its platform. How […]

YouTube gaming star Etika found dead aged 29

A popular YouTube gamer has been found dead by police after he went missing last week. Daniel Desmond Amofah, 29, who posted gaming videos under the name Etika, was found dead in New York. He was reported missing six days ago. His belongings were found on Manhattan Bridge on Monday night. Concerns were raised last week when he […]

Instagram recovers after suffering huge worldwide outage

Instagram has suffered a huge outage with tens of thousands of users around the world reporting problems with the social media app. The worst affected areas include the UK and much of the US, with more than 23,000 people saying they were unable to access the social network on Thursday night. Users were unable to […]

Selena Gomez reveals Instagram ‘made her depressed’

Selena Gomez has revealed she has deleted Instagram from her phone because it made her ‘feel depressed’. The singer is the third most followed celebrity on the photo-sharing site with 152 million fans. But The Dead Don’t Die star said she removed it from her phone after she said noticed the negative impact the social […]

Children as young as two ‘are using social media’

Children as young as two are using social media, according to new research. The study has led to fresh fears that more young people are becoming addicted to sites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. More than 60% of teachers said that they were worried about under-fives using social networks, not only because of exposure […]

You need to be VERY careful with Facebook’s new ‘like’ feature

We all love a good stalk on Facebook. Seeing what our exes are doing, delving deep into an old school friend’s Facebook photo album and genuinely being very nosy. We didn’t need to worry about accidentally liking a photo and we could carry on for hours undetected. But those days are now gone – as […]

Singing war hero Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent

Singing war hero Colin Thackery has won Britain’s Got Talent after his moving performance of Love Changes Everything. The 89-year-old said he was ‘astonished’ to have won the 2019 series of the ITV show. ‘I don’t know what to say,’ he told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as judge Simon Cowell saluted him He […]

How much time do you spend on social media?

From checking Facebook while waiting for the bus in Valletta, to posting beautiful photos of Mdina on Instagram – social media plays a big role in our daily lives. Most of us in Malta and Gozo are slowly becoming social media addicts and spend a lot of time browsing online every day. But have you […]