ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

2015-05-24 19:48

YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the internet's video revolution, as the 10-year-old site provided a stage for many to share their interests.

Being KFC’d on social media

2015-05-13 15:21

Getting a roasting from the eye-witness consumer is a growing risk for businesses as social media users broadcast whatever they like, says Aki Kalliatakis.

SA woman's ISIS troll hell

2015-05-05 13:43

A Cape Town woman is traumatised after a troll posted her photo on Facebook and claimed she was an ISIS recruiter. Police are investigating.

Foundation: Unnerving insights

2015-04-17 15:39

Last week Cees Bruggemans published an article about the statue furore. He talks about the mixed reactions he received and provides some food for thought.

I've learnt my lesson - 'selfie driver'

2015-04-09 19:26

Student Nicci Redelinghuys, who purportedly took a series of selfies while driving, says she has learnt her lesson and is sorry.

Driving selfie goes viral

2015-04-08 23:08

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has slammed the "irresponsible behaviour" of a Durban student whose selfies taken while driving went viral.

Man to appear in court over Chabane plot claims

2015-04-02 05:39

The man who made allegations on Facebook that late public service minister Collins Chabane was assassinated is set to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

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.

 

Barack Obama gets his own Twitter account

2015-05-18 19:33

"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." With that inaugural Tweet, President Barack Obama cast off security and bureaucratic chains in place since he was elected.

Facebook allowed to sue law firms over fake case

2015-05-12 09:17

Facebook may pursue a lawsuit against law firms that represented a New York man who tried to defraud founder Mark Zuckerberg, a court has ruled.

Zimbabweans up in arms over Mugabe's tribal jibe

2015-04-30 16:48

Many Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to reports that President Robert Mugabe called members of the Kalanga tribe uneducated crooks at a SADC summit this week.

Zim minister's views on xenophobia 'hypocritical'

2015-04-15 14:01

Former education minister David Coltart says that comments by a top official from President Robert Mugabe's government slamming xenophobic violence in South Africa were "hypocrisy of the highest order".

Selfie driver grounded by her dad

2015-04-09 13:31

A 20-year-old Durban student who took a series of selfies while driving has been grounded, says her rally driver father.

Social media triumphs in Nigeria's election

2015-04-03 13:00

Technology played a decisive role in helping Muhammadu Buhari, or @ThisIsBuhari on Twitter, become the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the ballot box.

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.

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