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Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. The number of people using social media is expected to reach 4.41 billion by 2025. (Wikipedia)

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Saint Helena Island Info operates two social media feeds:

Twitter™Our Twitter™ feed
Facebook™Our Facebook™ page

We use these mostly to announce updates to Saint Helena Island Info. We also occasionally publish a selected ‘On This Day…’ or other item of interest, usually on both feeds. If you Follow Us on one or both of these feeds{1} you will receive this information.

Please Note Connections to the Internet from St Helena are slow and expensive. These days all Social Media networks are designed for use in countries where the Internet is neither of these, and really don’t work well from St Helena. We therefore use Social Media exclusively as a means of broadcasting information about Saint Helena Island Info to our users; for example to notify site updates. We check messages on these networks only very occasionally, so it is more reliable to contact us by email.

Commenting is allowed on our posts but the posts themselves can only be created by us. Comments are reviewed and inappropriate contributions{2} are removed as soon as we identify them. If you see a comment that you think should be removed please contact us.

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Please help us to keep these lists current. If you spot that a feed has become inactive, or if you spot a new feed devoted to St Helena that has interesting content and a significant number of active members, please contact us.

Below: Facebook™Twitter™Other


The following is an incomplete list of the many active feeds related to St Helena on Facebook™:

Saint Memes

Island Humour

St Helena Family and Friends

Linkups and memories

St Helena Photos & Videos

Linkups and memories

South Atlantic Media Services Ltd

Island News & Events from South Atlantic Media Services Ltd. (SAMS)

St Helena News

Topical Discussion

St Helena Online - Talk Group

Topical Discussion

St Helena Travel

Tourist-focussed news & events

Saints Unite

Political Discussion

Saint Helena Improvements

Political Discussion

St.Helenian Food

‘Fansite’ for local cuisine (see also our page Fishcakes, and other food)


The following is an incomplete list of the many active tags related to St Helena on Twitter™:








We do not use any social media groups other than the above. If you can provide information about St Helena on StumbleUpon, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Telegram, Snapchat, TikTok, WeChat, Weibo, Tumblr or any other social media platform please contact us.


The following contributors to this site have a social media presence:

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (‘SHATPS’) Facebook™ page


Adam Sizeland


Andrew Turner


Andy Simpson


Basil Drabble


Bob Wilson


Clifford Masters


Daniel Stroud


Emma Weaver


Faron George


Frank Calabro


George P Reynolds


Gonny Pitlo


Hokke Larsen


James Fantom


Joanna Crowie


Joanna Roberts-George


John Coyle


Lolly Young


Neil Fantom


Richard Surveyor


Robin Woodruff


Robyn Sim


Ruthie Stevens


Saint Memes (group)


Sainte Hélène Voyage


Sandra Henry


Sheila Cook{3}


South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)


St Helena Airport Limited


St Helena News (group)


St Helena Photos & Videos (group)


St Helena Travel (group)


St Helena Art & Crafts Association


St Helena family and friends (group)


Steve Brown


Stewart Evans


Tim Cattley{4}


Tommeh Barnes


For more contributors see our page Credits.

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Article: Giant photo frame, erected at Big Rock, causes stir on social media

By Andrew Turner, SAMS, published in The Sentinel, 27th February 2020{5}

Giant photo frame, erected at BigRock

A giant photo frame, with the upper edges bearing the hashtags #plantationhouse and #uniquesthelena, has been erected at Big Rock Mount in Plantation Forest and is causing a stir on social media. Much as the oversized photo frame at the bustling Cape Town waterfront provides a background of Table Mountain, the frame at the secluded environment of Big Rock provides a background in which Plantation House can be seen.

According to St Helena Tourism, the frame is a six-month trial.

Tourism hopes that the trial will establish interest in what they’ve said is a new initiative - meaning that if positive feedback is received, Tourism will establish many more of these large photo frames around the island.

This concept was inspired by several destinations who have installed frames so visitors can photograph themselves from wellknown view points with a significant attraction backdrop, St Helena Tourism said.

St Helena Tourism announced the establishment of the photo frame on Friday, but as much as a week earlier, the frame had already been erected and was receiving feedback on social media.

Much of the feedback was negative, calling the frame a hideous erection that ruined the natural scenery, and saying that hash-tagged frames were not a good long-term investment. Is there a need to ruin such lovely scenery? one person asked. Is SHG trying to insult the intelligence of tourists by pointing out to them where to take a spectacular photo? asked another

Other people spoke positively of the frame, saying it was something different and good marketing. Brilliant idea, one way to do marketing, said one person, who also said they would be visiting the island later this year. Come on [people] it’s something different and to get visitors to spread the word with hashtags on [Facebook] and other social media platforms, said another person.

St Helena Tourism said the frames could help promote the island and encourage visitor engagement. St Helena Tourism said they will not be accepting feedback from social media during this trial, and will only accept feedback sent ‘officially’ to Melissa Fowler, (then) Tourism Manager.

In December 2020 we contacted Melissa Fowler to ask what happened to the frame and were told: The photo frame you are referring to will be removed in the upcoming weeks and there are no plans to erect any more. It was announced in January 2021 that it had actually been removed and scrapped. The total cost of the venture was not disclosed.


{a} Heather Brooke


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