Facebook releases new Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub

2016-10-24 15:31

How to take charge of your kids and your own online well-being and keep your Facebook profile secure.

Facebook's Oculus pushes VR with new gear

2016-10-07 12:59

Facebook is working to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype.

Instagram, Snapchat are SA's new social media hotshots

2016-09-20 14:07

Instagram and Snapchat are South Africa's fastest growing social networks, with Facebook still holding the top spot, according to a local survey.

Zuckerberg: WhatsApp, Facebook to work independently

2016-09-01 07:51

Instant messaging app WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will not combine and will operate independently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Zuckerberg plea for free web in India wins support

2016-01-10 18:01

A majority of Indians who submitted comments to the nation’s telecommunications regulator say they support Facebook’s Free Basics plan that would allow free Web access.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome a baby girl

2015-12-02 07:57

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have welcomed their first child, a baby daughter named Max.

Facebook addiction linked to depression

2015-06-04 11:03

A small Polish study showed that internet addiction often co-occurs with other disorders, such as depression, loneliness, sexual dysfunction, or other addictions.

Facebook Messenger app comes to web browsers

2015-04-09 11:20

Following on from the launch of WhatsApp for the web, Facebook’s Messenger app is now also available as a stand-alone service on desktop and laptop computers.

Woman to serve divorce via Facebook

2015-04-06 15:25

A judge has given a woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.

Claims of faeces and semen in Spur, Wimpy food

2014-11-25 10:17

Two of South Africa’s most popular restaurant chains have found themselves in the spotlight after posts on social media made damning claims about contamination of their food.


Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry

2016-10-10 14:43

Facebook paid £4.17m (R71.75m) in British corporation tax last year, up from just £4,327 in 2014, accounts showed Sunday.

Merc SA to use Facebook Messenger to engage more customers

2016-09-27 09:20

Mercedes-Benz SA is the first automotive brand in the country to introduce Facebook Messenger Chatbot to its current and potential customers.

Like this! Facebook could be good for you

2016-09-10 15:59

Personal messages from close ties may boost your well-being, study says.

The future will be built in Africa - Mark Zuckerberg

2016-08-31 17:03

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has said the “future of the world” will be built on the African continent.

The best of Facebook 2015!

2015-12-10 14:17

Here's a glimpse at how the world looked on Facebook in 2015.

Why doctors and patients should not connect on Facebook

2015-09-21 13:28

Marli Smit of the South African Medical Association warns against doctors and patients using social media to get or give help in diagnosing diseases and health problems.

Gyms keep clients on track with social media

2015-05-19 14:12

Fitness studios are keeping track of clients' progress with videotaping their workouts, measuring their fat and even posting a friendly nudge on their Facebook pages.

SMS use faces rapid decline in SA

2015-04-07 16:02

Instant messaging services are set to overtake SMS usage in South Africa in the coming year, says a local technology expert.

No Twitter and YouTube in Turkey

2015-04-06 15:05

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter and YouTube over the publication of photographs of a prosecutor held at gunpoint before he was killed in a shootout last week.

Is social media bad for your mental health?

2014-11-17 15:24

You can hardly let an hour go by without you checking your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed. Social media definitely helps you stay connected. But could it be doing more harm than good?

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