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 the Netherlands, Twitter use is significantly decreasing, according to a new research by GfK.
The GroenLinks official who made the news last week after a racially insensitive tweet following Nelson Mandela’s death, has resigned.
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.
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
The Netherlands receives 35,000 threatening Tweets every day. About 200 of them are so serious that police checks these every day, according to a news report by Volkskrant.
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.
Greenpeace re-established contact with the Arctic Sunrise and reports their ship that has been taken over by the Russian coastguard, south from Nova Zembla. Among the crew are two Dutch activists.
Dutch radio station Radio 2 presented the official song for the new King, ‘het Koningslied’, on Friday. The video clip will follow on Monday at 12.30pm. The song is meant for everyone who supports the royal family.
Much to the satisfaction of the police, many citizens chat via Twitter with local police officers from their neighborhood. "Social media are a very important way for the originally rather closed police to be in contact with citizens," says Janinne van den Berg, Manager of the Social Media Policy of the National Police.