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Congratulations are in order! Sweden’s crown princess Victoria gave birth to a tiny princess this morning. The newborn princess is second in line to the Swedish throne.
Unsurprisingly, social media in Sweden – and the rest of the Nordics – have been abuzz with royal news all day. But perhaps more surprisingly, the picture everyone has been waiting for was first released on Facebook, not to the press.
The Swedish court posted a low-key picture of the small family on their Facebook page just before the princess Victoria, prince Daniel and their daughter (whose name has not been announced yet) left the hospital and returned to their home at Haga castle.
By nightfall, the post has received more than 5,000 comments, 23,000 likes and has been shared 3500 times.
Congratulations to the Swedish people, whose princess has certainly been born into a social media savvy royal family!
Denmark’s new darling is polar bear baby Siku, who was born November 22 in the Skandinavisk Dyrepark zoo. His mother didn’t have enough milk to sustain her new, super cute offspring. If he stayed with the mother, Ilka, he would surely die – so the zoo administration decided to try to raise Siku themselves.
The survival of baby Siku is now in the hands of zoo director Frank Vigh-Larsen. The tiny creature needs to be fed from a bottle eight times a day – and it is working, he has grown by almost two kilos since he was born.
“Siku” means “Ocean ice” in Greenlandic. The zoo administrators hope that, if Siku reaches maturity, he can be a part of the international breeding programme for polar bears that zoos around the world participate in. The arctic bear is an endangered species, and massive efforts are being made to ensure the future of these magnificent animals.
Being a bottle-baby of the social media age, you can of course follow Siku on Facebook. Will this become Northern Europe’s newest Facebook sensation? The cuteness factor should certainly ensure shareability. And you can enjoy more photos of Siku at the zoo homepage. He has already been a massive hit on the BBC website and on the Mirror site.
And on that note, I wish all readers of Social Media Nordic a very happy Christmas!
Fans of Swedish car brand SAAB are turning to Facebook to vent their frustrations after the company was declared bankrupt by a Swedish court on Monday.
The SAAB fans are angry. They are resentful. And they are making themselves heard on former SAAB owner General Motors’ Facebook page.
The spontaneous displays of nonaffection started yesterday, and have gotten increasingly bad. There has even been published a photo of GM chairman Daniel Akerson as Hitler. A hate group on Facebook is currently recruiting members to a boycott of General Motors.
So far, there has been little or no reaction from GM, neither on Facebook nor elsewhere. To stay updated on the emerging crisis, I suggest following Hans Kullin’s blog which seems to be pretty up-to-date on the developments (as usual).
(Another hat tip to Peter Einarsson for cuing me into the situation!)