ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Brilliant chats between a teen and his grandma

2014-08-28 14:59

Teen YouTuber records hilarious Vine chats with his grandma.

Brilliant chats between a teen and his grandma

2014-08-27 10:02

Teen YouTuber records dozens of hilarious Vine chats with his grandma.

That awkward social media moment

2014-08-25 09:53

Social media faux pas are great for a laugh – until it happens to you, writes Sam Brighton.

Why is this baby in a roasting pan?

2014-08-15 13:44

Mom and gran investigated after photos are posted.

Why is this baby in a roasting pan?

2014-08-13 11:47

Mom and gran investigated after social media users react to photos posted ‘as a joke’.

ANC applauds schoolboy, team

2014-08-12 14:42

The ANC says King David Victory Park deputy head boy Joshua Broomberg and his two national debate team-mates embody South Africa's constitutional principles.

Ebola "vaccine" goes viral in Nigeria

2014-08-10 07:00

Nigerian social media is abuzz with claims that a combination of hot water and salt can vaccinate a person against Ebola

Ebola 'vaccine' goes viral in Nigeria

2014-08-08 12:27

Nigerian social media is abuzz with claims that a combination of hot water and salt can vaccinate a person against Ebola.

Alanis Morissette joins Breastfeeding Week with a laugh

2014-08-06 15:04

Rock star rocks her breastfeeding snap in celebration of breastfeeding week.

Poles fight Russian fruit ban on social media

2014-08-01 18:00

Poles have taken to social media to promote Polish fruit in defiance of President Vladimir Putin's decision to ban imports into Russia.

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
125 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.

 

Brave mom of 4’s nude cancer survivor pics

2014-08-28 16:00

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

Brilliant chats between a teen and his grandma

2014-08-27 10:01

Teen YouTuber records dozens of hilarious Vine chats with his grandma.

My name is Violet, and I’m a Facebook addict

2014-08-21 10:54

Violet, unable to deny the fact that she has a problem any longer, joins a support group where she can finally admit the truth: She's addicted to Facebook.

2nd King David pupil in scandal over Gaza

2014-08-14 11:24
89 comments

A King David School pupil has spoken up about alleged bullying and discrimination at his school after expressing his views on Israel on a Facebook page.

Why is this baby in a roasting pan?

2014-08-13 11:46

Mom and gran investigated after social media users react to photos posted ‘as a joke’.

Living via social media vs living for real

2014-08-11 07:26

We are becoming a generation that believes that Likes and reTweets measure our worth and that people will forget us as soon as they log off, says Venolia Rabodiba.

Ebola "vaccine" goes viral in Nigeria

2014-08-08 13:31

Nigerian social media is abuzz with claims that a combination of hot water and salt can vaccinate a person against Ebola.

Ebola "vaccine" goes viral in Nigeria

2014-08-08 12:11

Nigerian social media is abuzz with claims that a combination of hot water and salt can vaccinate a person against Ebola

Alanis Morissette joins Breastfeeding Week with a laugh

2014-08-06 15:03

Rock star rocks her breastfeeding snap in celebration of breastfeeding week.

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.

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