ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

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.

Peaches Geldof: tragic model's Instagrammed family

2014-04-10 13:52

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

Peaches Geldof: a family tragedy

2014-04-08 11:59

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

Network! Network! Network!

2014-04-05 09:15

At the end of the day the most important thing is that you must make a name for yourself, work hard and speak to everyone, says Zareef Minty.

Finding food trends

2014-03-24 11:49

Editor of Food24, Caro de Waal, gives us the scoop on the best #food on Instagram

Germany criticises Turkey over Twitter ban

2014-03-21 14:41

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government criticised Turkey for blocking access to Twitter, saying it did not fit with Germany's view of freedom of expression.

Facebook photos fuel anxiety in female students

2014-03-20 14:45

Spending time on Facebook may fuel female college students' anxieties about their weight and body shape, especially when sharing photos and other images.

15 things we hate about Twitter #sorrynotsorry

2014-03-20 11:30

Trolls, spam bots and retweeting compliments are just some of the things that gets our blood boiling on Twitter. In fact, we have a whole list.

15 things we hate about Twitter #sorrynotsorry

2014-03-18 17:49

Trolls, spam bots and retweeting compliments are just some of the things that gets our blood boiling on Twitter. In fact, we have a whole list.

Men love breastfeeding too!

2014-03-07 10:56

Project Breastfeeding aims to destigmatise public breastfeeding for men.

Men love breastfeeding too!

2014-03-07 10:32

Project Breastfeeding aims to destigmatise public breastfeeding for men.

Little boy steals Brazil vs. Bafana Bafana match

2014-03-06 10:27

SA lose match, but unlikely SA hero's pitch invasion wins it back!

Writer live-Tweets dying dad’s last days

2014-02-27 10:31

Comedy writer’s moving Tweets about her dying father are sad AND funny.

Facebook's move on WhatsApp 'brilliant'

2014-02-21 07:52

Facebook's $19bn deal for the red-hot mobile messaging service WhatsApp is a savvy strategic move by the world's biggest social network, analysts say.

Journo slammed in 'kill a biker' row

2014-02-17 12:15
184 comments

Motoring journalist Thegandra Naidoo has been given a leave of absence at Auto Business Review for his insensitive comments regarding the death of a biker. His comments? He suggested he would try and kill bikers by opening his car door, hopefully "breaking their necks".

Brave mom's nude cancer survivor pics

2014-02-14 09:02

Mom loses 100 Facebook friends after posting nude photos of her scars online.

Brave mom of 4’s nude cancer survivor pics

2014-02-13 11:50

Brave mom loses 100 Facebook friends after posting photos of her scars online.

Woman jailed for trolling herself

2014-02-07 11:45

In a misguided attempt to incriminate her family, a British woman ended up putting herself behind bars.

Twitter shares slide

2014-02-06 16:59

Twitter shares are in a nosedive after the company's first earnings report shook up investors expecting strong growth.

The most powerful movie you’ll never see

2014-02-06 09:07

One man’s desperate plea to create his late son’s Facebook video goes viral.

Bullard under fire over rape tweets

2014-02-05 11:45

Columnist David Bullard has found himself in the midst of another controversy - this time over tweets about rape.

Friends with benefits

2014-01-31 13:00

Having friends can influence how your children grow up.

Two responses to victims of online abuse that should stop

2014-01-24 13:33

Tauriq Moosa talks about the "advice" often given to women dealing with online abuse and why it's unhelpful.

 

Stop promoting things on Twitter and Facebook

2014-04-16 07:53

There are no shortcuts. Facebook and Twitter are not great platforms to promote your business, says Alex Genadink.

Breastfeeding: a helping hand

2014-04-09 09:18

Learn about what to expect, the benefits and how to breastfeed in public for an expert.

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

2014-04-08 10:27

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

AgangSA on tweets: There's no polite way to say it

2014-03-31 14:10

AgangSA says the party's Twitter account wasn't hacked and that it takes full responsibility for controversial tweets - including one comparing President Jacob Zuma to rapper Drake.

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

2014-03-21 09:03

Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked.

Image issues? Blame it on Facebook

2014-03-20 12:00

Spending time on Facebook may fuel female college students' anxieties about their weight and body shape, especially when sharing photos and other images.

14 Nkandla tweets you might identify with

2014-03-19 12:20

The Nkandla report is already trending on Twitter ahead of the Public Protector's release of the long-awaited findings on the president's homestead.

Twitter order may be unenforceable - expert

2014-03-10 13:16

An order by Judge Thokozile Masipa to prohibit the media from tweeting information about Reeva Steenkamp's post mortem results sounds unenforceable, law expert Pierre de Vos says.

Little boy steals Brazil vs. Bafana Bafana match

2014-03-07 10:51

SA lose match, but unlikely SA hero's pitch invasion wins it back!

Little boy steals Brazil vs. Bafana Bafana match

2014-03-06 10:37

SA lose match, but unlikely SA hero's pitch invasion wins it back!

Writer's jokes about dying father stir up emotions

2014-02-27 10:32

Comedy writer’s moving Tweets about her dying father are sad AND funny.

22 000 followers for @OscarHardTruth

2014-02-26 11:31

A new Twitter account, set up by the murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius's media management team, has gained more than 22 000 followers since its first tweet three days ago.

Top DA members angry over Zille's tweets

2014-02-25 09:55
283 comments

Senior Democratic Alliance members are fed up with tweets sent by their leader Helen Zille to a journalist, which they say will cost the party “many votes in the elections”.

What’s your favourite SA saying?

2014-02-20 11:40

We asked our readers what they liked to say the most. Read their comments

Brave mom of 4’s nude cancer survivor pics

2014-02-14 09:56

Mom loses 100 Facebook friends after posting photos of her scars

Brave mom's nude cancer survivor pics

2014-02-14 07:32

Mom posts pics of surgery scars in striking cancer prevention drive.

Filipino film highlights dangers of social media

2014-02-10 12:03

The Filipino film 'Unfriend', shown at the Berlin film festival, is a gripping tale of how the internet can drive fragile minds into a dangerous world.

The most powerful movie you’ll never see

2014-02-07 11:17

One man’s desperate plea to create his late son’s Facebook video.

Facebook's kindness to grieving dad

2014-02-06 09:18

One man’s desperate plea to create his late son’s Facebook video goes viral.

Zindzi Mandela takes to Twitter over Winnie

2014-02-05 15:37
142 comments

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi has joined Twitter, starting with a series of tweets explaining why Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was left out of the former stateman’s will.

Twitter faces critical earnings test

2014-02-05 07:58

Twitter is releasing first earnings report since a wildly successful stock offering, in what is being seen as a critical test for the popular messaging platform.

Pope says the world needs tenderness injection

2014-01-24 15:47

Pope Francis says that the often superficial high-speed world of digital social media needs an injection of calm, reflection and tenderness.

Expanding our emotional void – Our preoccupation with consumerism and social validation

2014-01-24 13:30

Social media allows us to share and interact with friends and family, but is that always such a good thing?

 
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