Hurricane boosts Facebook numbers

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Bermuda, facebook, internet, media

Bermuda’s websites and social media sites got some heavy traffic during Hurricane Igor. As a result of their excellent coverage Bernews’ Facebook page added an estimated 1,000 new fans over the weekend and has now overtaken The Royal Gazette and Bermuda Tourism for the first time.

Bernews now boasts 5,601 fans (as of 9.30pm tonight), just ahead of the Gazette’s 5,594 making it (I believe), the third most popular Bermuda-related Facebook page and the top news Facebook page. Singer Collie Buddz is way out in front with 89,552 and fellow artiste Heather Nova second with 8,459 (Nova also has more than 2,000 fans on her official page and another 4,000 on another fan page, Heather Nova (artist)]  Tourism is 4th on 5,352 while the only other media site in contention is the Bermuda Sun on 2,185.

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