Anti-Rhodes UCT students unite on Facebook

2015-03-20 05:00

University of Cape Town students wanting the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue are uniting not only on campus, but also on social media.

Myanmar journalist held for satirical post

2015-02-28 11:28

Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

The role of news media in a world of social media

2015-02-19 12:49

The internet and social media has enabled a free flow of information for journalists and the public to share stories, a leading journalist says at the IAB Digital Summit.

Facebook rolls out after-death feature

2015-02-13 08:44

Facebook wants to be your social network for life, and even in the hereafter as it unveils its legacy contact control settings.

Twitter steps up growth push as pressure builds

2015-02-06 16:00

The social network is stepping up efforts to boost its user base and monetisation as the messaging platform faces pressure from lackluster growth.

Facebook posts land man in psych unit

2015-01-21 18:24

A 31-year-old man will be sent to a secure psychiatric unit in Denmark for four weeks because he posted terrorism threats on Facebook, a court has ruled.

SAHRC: We’re open to resolving Bridges case

2015-01-20 15:57

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is open to resolving a hate speech case against Afrikaans songstress Sunette Bridges before the matter is heard in the Western Cape Equality Court on 20 April.

ANN7 fail on Twitter

2014-12-17 14:22

News channel ANN7 has tripped over itself by posting content on social media that appears to confuse the revenue service with the Reserve Bank.

KZN man loses 10-year battle over racist e-mail

2014-11-27 10:14

A former KwaZulu-Natal engineer who got fired over a racist e-mail has lost a decade-long legal battle to be reinstated, it has been reported.

Facebook Groups app a 'reaction' to online rivals

2014-11-19 10:20

Social networking giant’s move to launch a separate ‘Groups’ application is a response to other fast-growing services such as LinkedIn moving in on its turf, says an expert.


AfriForum opens cases against social media abusers

2015-03-18 13:29

Civil rights group AfriForum has opened criminal cases against people who allegedly incited violence on social media platforms.

Iggy Azalea is giving up on Twitter

2015-02-20 22:00

Rapper Iggy Azalea, who has built a fan base through social media but frequently engaged in bitter feuds, says she's taking a break from the internet and its "pettiness".

Australian minister conducts first emoji interview

2015-02-16 14:30

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has conducted what is reportedly the world's first political emoji interview, using an angry red face to describe Vladimir Putin and a running man to depict Tony Abbott.

Bad day for Newsweek, Delta & top Twitter exec as social-media accounts hacked

2015-02-12 11:29

Newsweek has regained control of its Twitter account in less than 15 minutes but not before it had threatened the family of Barack Obama.

Zuma must quit - South Africans on social media

2015-02-04 15:39

South Africans have taken to social media to express their desire for President Jacob Zuma to either resign or to urge him to legalise dagga.

How to get out of WhatsApp ‘scams’

2015-01-21 09:00

Dozens of readers have asked Fin24 about how to get out of WhatsApp SMS ‘scams’ that risk costing them hundreds of rands per month.

Twitter lesson from AirAsia boss

2014-12-29 08:40

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes gave an unintentional lesson as he took to Twitter to drive a crisis over a missing aeroplane.

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

2014-12-11 06:58

Instagram, the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday it has more than 300 million users.

Twitter to track its users' app downloads

2014-11-27 09:07

Twitter on Wednesday said it would begin tracking which other applications people have installed on their mobile devices in a bid to better target ads and content.

Facebook to curb promotional posts on timelines

2014-11-15 10:11

The social media giant on Friday said it is making the changes in response to users' demands for fewer advertisements.

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