ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Reaction to Ebola outbreak on Social Media

2014-07-31 14:50

Here are the latest headlines, images, tweets, Google+ mentions and videos that users around the world have posted on social media regarding the Ebola outbreak

How social media is destroying our society

2014-07-29 07:58

I was an early adopter of social media and once again I find myself an early adopter as I join the ranks of millions of people who are shutting down their social media profiles, writes Chemory Gunko.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

2014-07-23 19:06

New social networks, Bubblews and Bonzo Me, promise to reward people with money as well as 'likes' for their posts.

Women who post sexy selfies slated by peers

2014-07-18 15:16

Women who post provocative images on social media are considered less attractive and incompetent by their peers, a study finds.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

New social network to share profit with users

2014-07-16 09:57

A new social network aims to bring together people by giving a small slice of ad revenues to users for each time they post or share.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Hofmeyr defiant over Die Stem

2014-07-08 18:51
205 comments

A defiant Steve Hofmeyr has called on his fans to continue singing Die Stem after coming in for some flack over singing the pre-1994 anthem at an Afrikaans festival.

Social media - are you in?

2014-07-05 05:45

Andrew Marshall takes a look at the social media figures SA as at the end of last year and wonders who can afford not to use it.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-07-01 05:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:38

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

‘All pics of naked kids are porn’, warns the NPA

2014-06-13 11:11

Uploading naked kid pics to social media is a criminal offence.

Big breastfeeding news!

2014-06-12 12:42

Facebook releases ‘tolerant’ statement on the issue of breastfeeding pics.

‘All pics of naked kids are porn’, warns the NPA

2014-06-09 09:20
107 comments

Parents warned that uploading naked pics of kids to social media is a criminal offence.

Have we forgotten about the missing Nigerian girls since it stopped trending?

2014-06-05 12:13

Hashtags create quite the hype on social networks such as Twitter. Do we retweet and hashtag because we agree with the contents of the message or is it all just for show?

Yet another derogatory term for women

2014-05-29 08:30

Bonga Dlulane sighs over the latest derogatory term made popular on Twitter, “ezi’ weyi”, which when directly translated into English, means "these things".

Public seeks health info when famous people die

2014-04-24 15:57

Celebrity announcements or deaths related to cancer are a rare opportunity for public health advocates to explain the differences between cancers, and how to prevent or detect them.

Facebook cited in up to a third of divorces

2014-04-16 14:25

People are using Facebook and other social media sites to make romantic connections with people they would consider having a relationship with - even if they're already in one.

 

The top 3 worst group chats to be in

2014-07-30 11:34

Are you the sort of person who creates random group chats for bad reasons? You need to stop that.

Africa e-commerce firm expands

2014-07-28 13:47

A would-be African Amazon called Jumia, set up by a German venture capital firm, is expanding into Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon.

Facebook stock hits all-time highs

2014-07-24 21:00

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

British MP sorry over Gaza tweet

2014-07-23 21:01

A British lawmaker has apologised after tweeting that he would likely fire rockets into Israel if he lived in the Gaza Strip.

Why do we take our politics so personally?

2014-07-21 08:50

Why do some people prefer to stay ignorant about politics, while others explode when you mention some of our leaders' faults? asks Gomotsegang Motswatswe.

Grazia SA accused of slut shaming on social media

2014-07-17 21:00

Grazia SA has caused an uproar by posing a question on slut shaming via the magazine’s social media channels.

Grazia SA accused of slut shaming on social media

2014-07-17 10:23

Grazia SA has caused an uproar by posing a question on slut shaming via the magazine’s social media channels.

YouTube weighs premium content funding

2014-07-13 21:59

YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources say.

NGO apologises for 'racist' child ad

2014-07-09 09:11

Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism.

Top 10 types of idiotic comments and how to deal with them

2014-07-09 00:00

We've all come across annoying comments online, but did you know most of them are logical fallacies? Chris McEvoy explains.

Ramaphosa Twitter account fake - presidency

2014-07-07 20:20

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not have a Twitter account or any other account on any social media platform, the presidency says.

Charity’s ad racist, say viewers

2014-07-04 20:10
126 comments

An advertisement showing a child being fed scraps like a dog has sparked huge controversy, with many people accusing the charity behind it of racism.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 15:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:28

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook’s breastfeeding pic news

2014-06-17 09:37

Facebook releases ‘tolerant’ statement on the issue of breastfeeding pics.

New breastfeeding rules

2014-06-13 09:40

Facebook releases ‘tolerant’ statement on the issue of breastfeeding pics.

Facebook’s breastfeeding pic news

2014-06-12 12:41

Facebook releases ‘tolerant’ statement on the issue of breastfeeding pics.

Social media boost sales

2014-06-03 16:40

The rise of social media brings a new dynamic to the sales environment- expert.

Thai Red Shirts freed as Facebook 'block' sows panic

2014-05-28 20:14

Thailand's junta have freed leaders of the "Red Shirt" movement allied to the ousted government, as social media users reacted with alarm to rumours of a "block" of Facebook.

ANC warns of fake Duarte Facebook account

2014-05-06 07:44

A Facebook account purporting to be that of ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte is false and should be ignored, the ANC has said.

Best reasons to blog

2014-04-23 17:30

There's nothing more cathartic than sharing your thoughts on a platform where you can connect with others AND choose to remain anonymous.

Peaches Geldof: a family tragedy

2014-04-08 11:59

Young mom Peaches Geldof adored her children, missed her late mother.

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