ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter unveils two new filter settings

2016-08-21 13:41

Twitter has announced two new settings that will allow users to control what they see in their feeds and what notifications they receive.

Snapchat version of The Voice coming soon!

2016-08-10 06:00

Media giant NBC Universal said that it is making a Snapchat version of its singing competition show The Voice.

Is technology really helping us to get more done?

2016-07-19 14:00

As a result of emails, apps and instant messengers, we are being inundated with information, which is not necessarily making us more productive.

SA Twitter honours Madiba with 67 minutes

2016-07-18 10:11

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter to honour late former President Nelson Mandela, with some coming up with great, encouraging and even strange ways to spend 67 minutes on Mandela Day.

‘He has taken me as his daughter’ - teen pictured kissing Zuma

2016-07-14 14:10

The young woman seen kissing President Jacob Zuma in photos has used social media to set the record straight and express her love for her "second dad".

Teen claims Zuma is her 'blesser'

2016-07-13 22:55

The Presidency will look into the origin of a series of photographs posted on social media that show a young woman kissing a man who appears to be President Jacob Zuma.

Durban man uses Facebook to trace stolen car

2016-07-13 16:20

A Durban man who used Facebook crime awareness groups to turn up the heat on a man he suspected had stolen his car has been reunited with his pilfered ride.

SA’s future? A blindfolded government = Zimbabwe’s lost generation

2016-07-12 17:48

Cathy Buckle reflects on Zimbabwe’s recent National Shutdown Day - the day ordinary citizens took a stand against almost 20 years of government’s strong hand.

Pennington: ‘Free Speech under attack’ – an era of global extremism

2016-07-05 17:00

The Economist says Free Speech is under attack and we are moving into an era of global extremism. The Brexit vote demonstrates this.

'Humanitarian' PMB doc got carried away

2016-07-01 12:45

The Pietermaritzburg doctor who claimed to be good friends with world famous humanitarians has said he ­wanted to emulate the work done by these activists “and may have got carried away in doing so”.

 

Elections, coalition talks dominate media coverage

2016-08-14 18:15

Elections and the coalition talks dominated news coverage in South Africa this week, while the not-so-silent #RememberKhwezi story made a bigger splash than the Olympics on social media, according to media monitoring company ROi Africa.

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

2016-07-21 08:49

Facebook Messenger users have topped one billion, a key milestone as the social networking service seeks to expand the platform to new services.

The one thing about Kim’s epic Taylor-takedown we can’t ignore

2016-07-19 10:16

There’s one very big thing about this Kimye vs Tay Tay battle that we simply can’t ignore.

How social media helped defeat the Turkish coup

2016-07-18 09:22

The attempted coup d'etat by a faction of Turkey's armed forces failed for many reasons, including divisions among the military and repeated missteps by the plotters.

EXCLUSIVE: Young woman kissing Zuma is his 'daughter', family confirms

2016-07-14 12:00

The young woman who is pictured kissing President Jacob Zuma in a photo collage that has been circulating on social media is his "daughter", says the Zuma family.

Mastering social media – 12 tips to stand out amongst the crowd

2016-07-13 16:44

When it comes to social media, Brendan Jack suggests having fun and creating a strategy that works for you - there is no definitive, correct way.

Social media in Zim abuzz with #thisflag pastor arrest

2016-07-13 15:39

Social media in Zimbabwe was awash with jokes, memes and developments on Wednesday as a Facebook protest campaigner and organiser appeared in court.

Plans to impose harsher punishment for hate crimes - Masutha

2016-07-09 18:39

A bill that will impose harsher punishment on hate crimes is in the offing and may be approved soon, says Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Redi Tlhabi and DA in Twitter spat about SMSes

2016-07-04 09:37

702 host Redi Tlhabi and DA members and supporters have traded proverbial blows on Twitter over the party’s electioneering calls and SMSes.

Number of Facebook users in SA tops 14 million

2016-06-30 16:34

Facebook has increased the number of regular users in its three biggest African markets by 13% over the last few months.

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