A 27-year old gay man from Amersfoort took to Facebook to cry for help when he was bullied out of his neighborhood, Liendert.
WhatsApp has collected the phone numbers of millions of people, even if they don't use the app themselves.
WhatsApp, a popular app for messaging and pictures, wants to add voice services to its app, later this year, announced CEO Jan Koum, Monday at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.
There will be a kiss-in at an Utrecht branch of Albert Hijn to protest last week's anti-lesbian-PDA incident.
The podium was colored orange again, Wednesday, after the 5,000m speed skating for women, with Irene Wüst earning a silver medal and bronze going to Carien Kleibeuker. Martina Sábliková from the Szech Republic was faster with 6:51:54 and took gold.
Social media giant Facebook is set to buy cross-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion, they announced Wednesday.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the death of former Minister Els Borst, Minister Plasterk has to explain himself to Parliament for tapping 1.8 million phone calls, the threats to a Moroccan woman who opened a wine bar in Rotterdam, a Veenendaal football fan who dies in a fireworks accident, grieving dads who plead for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors, and a bus accident in the Filipines that killed 14 people, among whom one Dutch.
Benten Wijnen bought a stolen bike from a drug addict for 20 euros and placed a picture on Facebook in an attempt to find the rightful owner. While filming on site for the BNN show "De Social Club," his own bike was stolen.
The separation of 82-year-old Pieter Schouten and his wife of 60 years, the 77-year-old Coby Schouten is causing a stir. Pieter was placed in a nursing home because he has Alzheimer, but his wife, who also needs care, was not allowed to go with him, because she is still on a waiting list.
In 's-Gravendeel, near Dordrecht, angry churchgoers plastered a branch of Albert Heijn with pamphlets. They call on customers to stop shopping there, because the supermarkets will be open on Sundays from now on.
In the Netherlands, Twitter use is significantly decreasing, according to a new research by GfK.
A new research report reveals that an estimated 1.61 billion people will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, up 14.2% from a year ago.
New Zealand students are shocked by a Facebook movie with a rape threat, sent by an unknown man
Singer Trijntje Oosterhuis finally responded to the overwhelming response to her own Facebook campaign. Even though she doesn't have 200,000 euros to donate, she promises to give generously to the victims of the hurricane in the Philippines
A distressed mother from Arnhem put a picture of her 18-year-old son on Facebook, because she is afraid he might be on his way to Syria
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: two mechanics killed in a fire in a wind turbine, the Filipino Sweety attracts a thousand child molesters, an F-16 damages a control tower, eight police officers injured by soccer fans, Labour support for F-35 purchases, and the permanent Body World's exhibition.
A Facebook page where train passengers can share, unstamped tickets and discount tickets received over 7000 'Likes' in Utrecht within two days. Now the initiative has been expanded to also include Amsterdam Centraal.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the commotion around Zwarte Piet, Greenpeace still trying to free their crew, Netherlands and Russia trying resolve their recent issues with one another, and of course the American NSA
There will be a demonstration on the Malieveld Saturday against the United Nations, and for the preservation of Zwarte Piet. The 16-year-old Mandy Rose from The Hague received permission for the demonstration Wednesday afternoon from the city council.
In less than a day the Pietitie, a petition on Facebook for the preservation of Sinterklaas, received half a million Likes. Just after 8:00 am the 500,000 th visitor reported on the Pietitie page.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the string of incidents at the end of the Netherlands-Russia year-of-friendship, a missing Amersfoort Labour councilor, the impact of heavy rainfall with millions in damages in its wake and Greenpeace' tireless effort to free their crew from a Murmansk prison.
People who use the Internet are getting more choosy on social networks and they also use less news sources. These are the results of a questionnaire of ING among 1515 Internet users.
The outcome of this questionnaire is not in line with what analysts say about the growing number of users for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The investigation of ING shows that an increasing of users of social networks are actually inactive. Only Facebook has been visited more last year.
A video of a beheading, posted on Facebook, is causing commotion. The video shows in close up how a man's throat is cut, while his hands are tied on his back. He then falls into a pit, head first, and profusely bleeding. A Facebook spokesperson in The Netherlands could not comment on this specific post.