TODAY’S top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for Trident and a mild panic over Facebook
Jeremy Corbyn speaks out against UK’s weapons of mass destruction
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the end of Trident while speaking at the party’s conference today. Corbyn acknowledged that his opinion on the subject may not be a popular one when it comes to a parliamentary vote, but he said he hopes “to persuade [his colleagues] that a nuclear-free world is a good thing”.
Super Blood Moon photos are breathtaking
It may have happened in the wee hours of Monday morning, but the so-called ‘Super Blood Moon’ has still got the world talking. Keen astronomers and photographers alike have been sharing their awe-inspiring photographs online of the rare celestial phenomenon, which caused the moon to appear blood-red in the sky when a supermoon coincided with a lunar eclipse. NASA are currently running a social media contest to find the best photos of the super blood moon.
Gerry Adams won’t be prosecuted over Jean McConville murder probe
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will not be brought to trial over the abduction and murder of widowed mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972. The Northern Irish Public Prosecution Service has ruled that the available evidence is insufficient to prove Adams and six others questioned guilty of the controversial crime.
Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/adams-will-not-face-prosecution-over-jean-mcconville-murder-1.2371165
Facebook crashes for second time in a week
Millions of Facebook users migrated to Twitter last night when Mark Zuckerberg’s famous social networking website and app became inaccessible for the second time in a week. As a result the hashtag #facebookdown began trending, with many sharing amusing tweets and GIFs relating to Facebook’s crash. It has been reported that Facebook’s shares were down nearly 4 per cent yesterday - possibly as a result of the crash - and some sources calculated that the website could lose out on more than $1.7 million of advertising revenue for every hour that both the website and app are non-fuctional.
The Scotsman re-launches - can you hear it?
Today The Scotsman re-launched with a brand new look in both print and online. To commemorate the occasion the newspaper commissioned Scottish poet William Letford to write an original poem. The result is a short but rousing work entitled Can you Hear It, It’s Scotland, prompting the hashtag #CanYouHearIt to trend across social media.