Lush quits Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Cosmetics chain Lush is closing down its social media accounts this week after growing ‘tired of fighting with algorithms’. The firm, which sells natural and handmade soaps, bath bombs and beauty products, tweeted the announcement and asked followers to call, email or message via its website instead. Lush has nearly 1.2 million followers across Instagram, […]

The Queen posts on Instagram for the first time

The Queen has proved she is in touch with the touch screen by sharing her first ever Instagram post. The head of the Commonwealth, 92, shared an archive image with 4.6 million followers of the Royal Family’s Instagram account The Queen passed the social media milestone during a visit to the Science Museum in London. Rather than opting for a […]

Ariana Grande becomes the new queen of Instagram

Ariana Grande has overtaken Selena Gomez to become the most followed woman on Instagram. The 89.7 Bay favourite – who was recently announced as the headline act for Manchester Pride – edged in front of her rival as she reached 146.3 million followers, with Gomez languishing behind with 146.2 million. Ariana, 25, is still some […]

Can you spot what’s wrong with this world map?

If you’re going to spend €30 on a map of the world, you want it to be accurate at the very least. But one poor country has been wiped from the face of the Earth in this map on sale at Ikea. Can you spot the mistake? The photo was uploaded to Reddit, where people […]

Instagram vows to delete all ‘graphic’ self-harm images

Instagram has pledged to remove all graphic images of self-harm from its social media platform. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family discovered she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on the site prior to […]

Parents urged to ban children’s phones at bedtime

Families should ban mobile phones at bedtime, according to one of Europe’s top doctors. The guidance has been published by Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood. She said social media use was disrupting children’s sleep and phones should be left outside the bedroom at night. Dr Calderwood said youngsters are waking up to read […]

Twitter reveals daily user numbers for the first time

Twitter has revealed its daily user numbers for the first time. The social network said it had 126 million users on board, at least once a day, in the final three months of 2018. The figure was revealed as the company outlined its latest financial results showing strong revenue and profit growth. However, monthly statistics […]

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger ‘to merge’

Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp are to merge – with a deadline set for next year. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, they’ll be linked so that messages can travel between the different services. The functionality would be shared allowing users on Instagram to text people on WhatsApp. You could even message someone on Instagram […]

Celebs including Rita Ora back new social media rules

A group of celebrities and social media influencers have agreed to be more clear when they have been paid or received free gifts to promote products online. Singers, reality TV stars and actors are among 16 celebrities who have made a formal commitment to be more transparent over their endorsement deals when posting on Instagram, […]

Rita Ora stuns as she strips off for bathroom selfie

Rita Ora has stripped down to her underwear for a bathroom selfie. The 89.7 Bay hitmaker appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night where she revealed details about her new world tour. But Rita later left fans flustered with a mirror selfie as she prepared to take off her make up […]

Taylor Swift named Twitter’s most influential person

Taylor Swift has been named the most influential person on Twitter for 2018. The Look What You Made Me Do singer topped the list with a huge ‘influencer score’, despite posting only 13 tweets this year. Former One Direction star Liam Payne came second in the Twitter top 10, compiled by social media monitoring giant […]

10 hilarious sights you only see in Malta

There’s nowhere quite like Malta. A place where culture, intelligence, art, history and utter madness roll into one. To prove it, we’ve gathered together a few of the most hilarious #OnlyinMalta tweets we could find, just for the bants. Take a look and let us know if we’ve missed any. 1. What the… Just happened #OnlyInMalta […]

Malta freaks out as Instagram and Facebook crash

What would Malta do without Facebook? Thousands of Maltese social media users found out on Tuesday morning when they were forced to put down their smartphones after Facebook and Instagram went down. Some reported being unable to log in, write comments or post any pictures. But for Maltese users, both platforms were up and running […]

What’s going on behind the couple in this selfie?

A couple has posted a selfie on Twitter which you would never even think twice about… unless you look at the mirror behind them. The reflection shows the couple and in it, you see the girl’s face. ? The only issue is that she’s looking at the front facing camera on the phone so you should only see the back of […]