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Stacey Solomon, 31, has shared a cryptic post about “mean people disguised as friends” as she informed her 4.1 million Instagram followers she would be taking a break from social media yesterday. The Loose Women panellist posted a photo of her adorable puppy Peanut alongside the quote.

Stacey penned: “There will always be mean people out there.

“Some will be obvious some might even be disguised as friends.

“Protect your heart from them all. And no matter how hard they try to bring you down, obviously or indirectly, keep going.

“Keep believing. Don’t get dragged into their unhappiness.”

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Stacey Solomon cryptically slams ‘mean people disguised as friends’ amid social media exit (Image: ITV•GETTY)

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Stacey Solomon posted a photo of her adorable puppy Peanut alongside the quote (Image: INSTAGRAM•STACEYSOLOMON)

The mum-of-three, who got engaged to boyfriend Joe Swash, 39, in December, went on to tell fans she would be staying away from Instagram for a few days due to her hectic schedule.

The star usually keeps her huge social media following up to date on her day-to-day life with her three children and fiancé Joe.

Stacey shares her one-year-old son Rex with beau Joe, and is also mum to sons Zachary 12, and Leighton, eight, from previous relationships.

She continued: “It’s a Loose (Women) day tomorrow and then lots of meetings.

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Stacey Solomon with fiance Joe Swash (Image: INSTAGRAM•STACEYSOLOMON)

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Stacey Solomon announced she would be temporarily making an exit from social media (Image: GETTY)


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“And Saturday there is a big Pokemon tournament, according to Zachy so I’m just going to put my phone in a drawer for a couple of days.

“I hope you have a lovely weekend. Love you lots.”

It comes after Stacey shared an incredible comeback after being branded “ugly and irritating” by a troll on Instagram.

The former X Factor star wrote online: “Rex went down for a surprise nap so I took the opportunity to have a shower to myself and then sit on the bed to dry.


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“One of my favourite things to do is dry naturally. Then I thought I’d read your messages while I was drying and this one has cracked me up so much,” she went on to say.

The message read: “I LOOOOOOOVE watching you so much EVERYDAY you really boost my confidence just by looking at your humongous teeth, your ugly faces you make constantly and not forgetting the highly irritating personality you have yourself.

“Imagine being Joe Swash and having to not only see you every day but actually listen to your nonsense everyday.

“I feel bad for the guy but he’s not much to write home about himself!

“Your Just 2 very annoying people that need to get a life and stop doing s**t like dancing whilst cleaning and your stupid craft projects!”(sic)

The message continued: “It makes me feel like so much more of a beautiful person to know there is someone as ugly as you in the world so thanks so much for being you – the unfortunate ugly person you are.”

A short while later, when Stacey was up and dressed, she filmed a special montage of her dancing around her kitchen for the Instagram user.

“Couldn’t resist,” Stacey captioned her post, before adding: “I know how much that person loves these.

“And bringing the happiness to even the meanest souls is important,” she added.

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Government reveals stats on social media users, WhatsApp leads while YouTube beats Facebook …



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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while announcing new social media rules revealed that WhatsApp is the most used app in India. He shared the entire stats about the usage of social media apps in India and WhatsApp topped the charts with YouTube in the second spot, followed by Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

During a press conference, Prasad revealed that WhatsApp has over 53 crores users, followed by YouTube which has over 44.8 crores users in India. Facebook has around 41 crores, Instagram has 21 crores while Twitter has the lost number of users—1.5 crores. This could also be due to the recent shift of Indian users from Twitter to the Koo app, which is the Indian alternative of Twitter.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) announced a new set of rules for the OTT platforms, social media platforms, and digital media. Talking about the new rules, MeITY minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said during a press conference, “We have not framed any new law. We have framed these rules under the existing IT Act. We are trusting the platforms to follow these regulations. The focus of this guideline is on self-regulation.”

Prasad said that the government wants social media platforms to introduce a mechanism for better verification of users.”Social media platforms upon being asked either by a court order or a govt authority will be required to disclose the first originator of mischievous tweet or message as the case may be,” Prasad said.

“All social media platforms are welcome in India but there shouldn’t be double standards. If an attack takes place on Capitol Hill, then social media supports police action, but if there’s an aggressive attack on Red Fort, then you’ve double standards. This is plainly not acceptable,” he added.

The government wants the social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and others to have Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person and Resident Grievance Officer. All these officers should be residents of India. The Chief compliance officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the acts and rules, the Nodal person will be responsible for coordinating with law enforcement authorities and the grievance officer will perform the functions under Grievance Redressal Mechanism.

Government has also asked social media companies to build a strong user verification process.” Users who wish to verify their accounts voluntarily shall be provided with an appropriate mechanism to verify their accounts and provided with a demonstrable and visible mark of verification,” said Prasad during the conference.

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Facebook Shop comes to the UK as the social site taps into growing social commerce mood



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Facebook Shop comes to the UK

Facebook Shop comes to the UK

Facebook has launched its new ‘Shop’ bookmark feature in the UK and Canada, allowing retailers to sell on its platform and to integrate selling from Instagram too.

The feature is aimed at business of any size – right down to one-person operations – and will allow retailers to create a single online selling presence on the platform and to sell from user’s feeds. It also will be closely allied to the company’s other social media selling tools on Instagram, which it launched last year.

In addition, Facebook is also rolling out a tool to connect loyalty programs and will be adding shoppable product tags to videos shown in its site.

“Merchants already sell on Facebook and Instagram, but now, Facebook Shop gives every business, whether that’s a major global brand or someone selling handmade jewellery out of their living room, the ability to set up a virtual storefront for free,” the company said.

With 85% of consumers globally now shopping online to some degree, Facebook is keen to tap into that as it shifts from being a communications tool to a much more commercially-focused sales platform.

This tool is the latest in a range of offerings that would shift Facebook into the realms of being a marketplace and could see it taking on Amazon and eBay.

Facebook Shop launched in the US in May 2020 and the UK launch marks a step up in the company’s move to being a retail platform.

The analysts view

Chloe Cox, Global Social Media Consultant at Wunderman Thompson Commerce comments: “With 65% of consumers expecting to use digital shopping channels even more in the future, Facebook’s new shopping tool announcement further demonstrates the importance of brands and retailers thinking about how to utilise their social channels and capture the attention of the shoppers. Coupled with virtual storefronts, which many brands and retailers have been experimenting with since the launch of Facebook Shops last year, this new tool aids and simplifies the customer experience.”

She continues: “For customers, bookmarking their favourite items will feel like they are on the site itself – almost serving as a ‘wish list’ – allowing customers to save their favourite items as they browse, removing any unnecessary friction and providing a smooth path to sell, save and buy.”

Cox concludes: “Whatever happens in the future, social media platforms have performed a key role throughout the pandemic, with shoppers spending more time on social media channels. This is unlikely to dwindle; Facebook’s play here is a boon to the burgeoning era of social sellers who are looking at taking advantage of audiences of more than 3 million daily active users on Facebook in the UK to grow their business. Undoubtedly, social channels will become even stronger when it comes to commerce, not just for inspiration and search, but for transaction too – digital commerce leaders even cite its importance, with 70% saying they already had a social commerce strategy in place. This new development makes total sense, and further proves how the social channels are competing with the ‘traditional commerce giants’ to seize more of the eCommerce market.”

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Virender Sehwag Shuns Funny Side On Instagram To Post Important Social Message: WATCH



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While he commonly uses his social media feed to entertain his legion of fans, Virender Sehwag’s latest post is slightly more educational in its content.

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Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is as well known for his shots on the field as he is for his quips on air or on social media Following his retirement, the humourous celebrity has earned himself a massive fan following on social media for his comical videos and tweets. With over 36,000 subscribers on YouTube, 5 million on Instagram and a whopping 20.3 million followers on Twitter, Sehwag is one of the most relevant and popular cricketers of the older generation.

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Virender Sehwag takes to social media to post warning 

While he commonly uses his feed to entertain, Viru’s latest post is slightly more educational in its content. The post is a Tiktok video made by user @Murtazaahmed41 and talks about the dangers of talking on a mobile phone while it is plugged in to a charger. The video shows a man using some sort of implement to show viewers how current travels through the charger into the body if the device is plugged in while in use. Sehwag captioned the video “Don’t talk on the phone while Charging. Khatarnaak hai… #phonecharger”. However, it is worth noting that none of the information in the video has been backed up scientifically.

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Virender Sehwag net worth

According to, Virender Sehwag’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million (approx ₹289 crore). This includes Sehwag’s salaries from his long career with the Indian cricket team as well as his stints at the IPL. At his peak, Sehwag reportedly earned ₹1 crore annually from the BCCI and ₹82 lakhs from the Delhi Daredevils side at the IPL 2011, 2012 and 2013. Since his retirement, Sehwag has donned the hat of a commentator, mentor, coach etc. The former batsman has his own coaching academy in Haryana as the Virender Sehwag school is known as the Sehwag International School.

As one of the most likerable cricketers in the country, Sehwag has won endorsement deals with a number of brands such as Adidas, Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, Hero Honda, Karbonn Mobiles and Fila. With his famous wit and charm Sehwag has also made a place for himself in the commentary teams for the IPL and even some international matches. He has also been a mentor to the Punjab Kings from 2014-18. Apart from all this, Sehwag runs hugely popular social media channels which, according to Kreedon, make him about $3 million annually.

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DISCLAIMER: The above Virender Sehwag net worth information is sourced from various websites/media reports. The website does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the figures.

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